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I resigned from NHS Forth Valley  6 years ago. This was a most difficult decision for me to take. I had worked as a Consultant in older adults in Clackmannanshire … Continue reading messages

Peter’s Lost Marbles

This film, made in 2011, which voiced my disquiet about the enthusiasm for the early diagnosis of dementia, generated such a defensive response that I felt I had to remove … Continue reading Peter’s Lost Marbles

Protected: ‘Patients miss out on the whole picture’

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No Sunshine for Scotland!

I shared the above post (and film) with the Scottish Government and I have received the following response: The Government states “in our view this was an appropriate response to … Continue reading No Sunshine for Scotland!

Mental Welfare Commission: “This isn’t a priority for us”

On the 6 March 2018, I asked the  Mental Welfare Commission for Scotland if it supports Sunshine legislation. This was the reply that I received from Colin McKay, Chief Executive: … Continue reading Mental Welfare Commission: “This isn’t a priority for us”

Discontinuation of two different depot antipsychotics

This week, UK medical professionals were alerted of the permanent discontinuation of the supply of MODECATE (fluphenazine decanoate) injection by the end of 2018: In October 2014, UK medical professionals were informed … Continue reading Discontinuation of two different depot antipsychotics

The Glasgow Declaration: “the progressive test”

As a tireless advocate for a timely approach to the diagnosis of dementia I was delighted to be there in person when the “Glasgow Declaration” was signed. This rights-based declaration … Continue reading The Glasgow Declaration: “the progressive test”

“The progressive test”

This commentary has recently been published:   The commentary starts out stating that: But makes equally clear: A helpful definition of human rights is given: The Scottish Human Rights Commission … Continue reading “The progressive test”

Scotland’s approach to Dementia Diagnosis

On the 30th October I received this most helpful reply from Alex Neil, MSP, Cabinet Minister for Health and Wellbeing for the Scottish Government. The full letter is as follows … Continue reading Scotland’s approach to Dementia Diagnosis