“Latter-day anti-psychiatrists”

My worry about a sweeping term like ‘latter-day anti-psychiatrists’ is that it risks including those who have suffered harmful consequences of medications taken as prescribed. [Please note: all the descriptions … Continue reading “Latter-day anti-psychiatrists”

More than a year on . . .

More than a year on and Scotland still has no Patient Safety Commissioner [as reported in The Sunday Post, 2 May 2022]: The Scottish Government is always keen to present … Continue reading More than a year on . . .

[ F U N C T I O N A L ]

I retired as a doctor 2 years ago. My career was in psychiatry for older adults and I succesfully campaigned for a Timely approach to the diagnosis of dementia. I … Continue reading [ F U N C T I O N A L ]

Tackling overprescribing

This Editorial features in the current BMJ. It is worth reading in full. It begins with this headline: ‘LONG OVERDUE WITH A LOT TO DO” In the previous post I … Continue reading Tackling overprescribing