Psychiatry Careers in Scotland

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

Trainees’ Workshop

As part of the 2019 Summer Meeting the British Association for Psychopharmacology has organised a ‘Trainees’ Workshop’ chaired by Professor Jeremy Hall and with the following five speakers: I have … Continue reading Trainees’ Workshop

Realistic Psychiatry in Scotland: where are we now?

On the 26th January 2018 I attended the Winter Meeting of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland. Unfortunately I was only able to stay for the morning session. This … Continue reading Realistic Psychiatry in Scotland: where are we now?

Improvement science and consent: a failure of NHS Governance

I am an employee of NHS Lothian and have been ‘sign posted’ to the “New Capacity and Consent intranet page: important information for all staff.” This is a screenshot taken on Friday … Continue reading Improvement science and consent: a failure of NHS Governance

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

“Trust is generally being eroded”

Last week I watched with much interest the 52nd Maudsley debate. The motion debated was: “This house believes that the use of long term psychiatric medications is causing more harm than … Continue reading “Trust is generally being eroded”

Sponsored medical education: another Scottish NHS Board

Those who have followed my posts on Hole Ousia will know that I have petitioned the Scottish Parliament for a Sunshine Act. As an NHS doctor working in Scotland I was … Continue reading Sponsored medical education: another Scottish NHS Board

NHS Lothian – Register for all staff

As petitioner for the Sunshine Act I undertook Freedom of Information Requests to all 22 NHS Boards in Scotland to establish if Boards had  Registers of Interest for ALL staff. … Continue reading NHS Lothian – Register for all staff