A Royal College calls for

In the NEWS section of the BMJ it has been confirmed that the “The Royal College of General Practitioners will call on the General Medical Council to ensure that all … Continue reading A Royal College calls for

Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) do not support Sunshine legislation

‘We must look at the whole impact of revalidation’

Yesterday, on the 29th May 2018 I had my last revalidation as a doctor [though I will still have to complete annual appraisals until I retire in 2022]. My experience … Continue reading ‘We must look at the whole impact of revalidation’

Bring me a sunshine act

Published in the BMJ, 29 March 2018, cite as BMJ 2018;360:k1380

Mind The Gap

Two years to the day, from the release of the outcome of the public consultation on my petition, I returned to the Scottish Parliament to make a peaceful, one man … Continue reading Mind The Gap

Delirium screening (some years later)

Over three years ago I wrote this summary of my concerns about mandatory delirium screening. The consequences for me in writing this were life changing: the reality of having the courage to … Continue reading Delirium screening (some years later)

The habits of an improver

I have recently read this most interesting “thought paper” entitled “The habits of an improver” which was published by the Health Foundation in October 2015. Several months before this was … Continue reading The habits of an improver

If NHS Scotland has been genetically-modified with QI

It is most welcome to hear from Philippa Whitford about positive outcomes of NHS Scotland’s collaborative approach to quality improvement and the learning that this might provide for the rest … Continue reading If NHS Scotland has been genetically-modified with QI

The Scottish Public: consulted on a Sunshine Act

The Scottish public were consulted on the need for a Sunshine Act for Scotland. Their response, in majority, was that this was necessary. Almost a year-and-a-half on and the Scottish … Continue reading The Scottish Public: consulted on a Sunshine Act

‘Informed consent is a fundamental principle underlying all healthcare’

A recent Independent Review for NHS Scotland stated that: “Informed consent is a fundamental principle underlying all healthcare” The Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Shona Robison stated to the … Continue reading ‘Informed consent is a fundamental principle underlying all healthcare’