‘Vivendo discimus’ has been translated as “by living we learn”. Julian Baggini, in ‘How the World thinks’ shared different academic approaches to reason and experience. The following professionals have become … Continue reading vivendo discimus
In his acclaimed book How the World thinks, the philosopher Julian Baggini offers these considerations on the ‘Serotonin hypothesis’:
In “How the world thinks” Julian Baggini says “there is a temptation to believe that objective knowledge transcends all points of view, all concepts, all language. Rather than objective knowledge … Continue reading Can you hear the people sing?
I feel most fortunate to have worked for 25 years in the NHS.
I have just heard Jane Grant, the Chief Executive of Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Board, interviewed on BBC Scotland. This was in relation to infection rates at The Royal … Continue reading NHS Scotland: the vital importance of listening to staff concerns
I only have a phone for work and it is not “Smart”. I have therefore always relied – in my time as a doctor – on old-fashioned diaries! The above … Continue reading My work diaries
On the 14th June 2019 the Vice President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (who is also Chair of the Scottish Division) was involved in a #choosepsychiatry campaign called “Psychiatry … Continue reading Psychiatry Careers in Scotland
In July 2009, Professor Henry Nasrallah, was invited to give a paid talk to psychiatrists and psychiatrists-in-training for NHS Forth Valley. Professor Nasrallah was flown over from the USA to … Continue reading “Could sell fridges to the Eskimos”
This was the advice given to ‘Mrs Hawkins’ in ‘A Far Cry From Kensington’. It was also the advice I was given by a senior parliamentarian when I began actively … Continue reading Credibility
I read this letter by Dr William Durward, a retired NHS Scotland Consultant with interest. It was published in the Herald, 7 November 2018, and was written in response to … Continue reading “Trickles down from the upper echelons”
After reading the Editorial “Shrink rethink: rebranding psychiatry” published in the British Journal of Psychiatry I expressed my concerns with this proposal: “My view is that is wrong for psychiatry, which seeks … Continue reading ‘Rethinking rebranding’
This report was published yesterday. I commend the Health and Sport Committee for such a comprehensive review and in what follows I will link my writings to some of the … Continue reading The Governance of the NHS in Scotland