‘The story is hair raising’

The BMJ of the 12th October 2018 had on its cover: “MESH: how it became a four letter word”. The journal is worth reading for a series of articles that … Continue reading ‘The story is hair raising’

Fully informed consent: NHS Scotland

This post is based on the following Scottish Parliamentary debate which took place on the 5th December 2017. In this post I have highlighted cross-party considerations relating to fully informed … Continue reading Fully informed consent: NHS Scotland

‘Robust clinical governance must surround treatment’

According to the Sunday Post of the 23rd September 2017, the former Health Minister for the Scottish Government, Alex Neil, MSP, is: “urging the Scottish Government to stage a summit … Continue reading ‘Robust clinical governance must surround treatment’

Submission on PE1517: Polypropylene Mesh Medical Devices

Submission on PE1517 on Polypropylene Mesh Medical Devices Made by Dr Peter J Gordon Date of submission: 17th May 2017 Submission made in a personal capacity. The Agenda for the … Continue reading Submission on PE1517: Polypropylene Mesh Medical Devices

NHS Scotland: “Advisory Board Medics admit they were paid”

Last year, across the UK, healthcare workers received £41 million from the Pharmaceutical Industry. In Scotland we have no idea to whom this was paid and why. This report by … Continue reading NHS Scotland: “Advisory Board Medics admit they were paid”

The Scottish Government: “we are not aware”

This report, written by Marion Scott, was recently printed in the Sunday Mail: The Cabinet Minister for Health, Wellbeing and Sport, is quoted as saying: I was surprised by this Scottish … Continue reading The Scottish Government: “we are not aware”