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
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
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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!
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”
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
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”
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”
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