Protected: If NHS Scotland has been genetically-modified with QI

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We are far more than our labels

“National Improvement” work for older people has focused on Frailty and in NHS Scotland we are reminded by healthcare Improvement Scotland to “THINK frailty” This short film is based on … Continue reading We are far more than our labels

Protected: Improvement science and consent: a failure of NHS Governance

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A tall, slightly stooping, gaunt figure

  Dr Robert Hutchison died in 1960, seven years before I was born. However, his appearance as depicted in the portrait (above) reminds me of Roald Dahl. One of his closest … Continue reading A tall, slightly stooping, gaunt figure

Protected: ‘Informed consent is a fundamental principle underlying all healthcare’

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Reductionism – truly, madly, deeply

On Friday the 25th of November 2016 I gave a talk for the Scottish Philosophy and Psychiatry Special Interest Group. My subject was “Improvement Science”. The following is based on the slides and … Continue reading Reductionism – truly, madly, deeply

Yellow socks and handstands

There is a lot of effort in NHS Scotland to raise awareness amongst healthcare staff about delirium, using statements like this: Delirium is a very complex state and it is … Continue reading Yellow socks and handstands

Protected: A letter to Professor Jason Leitch

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It is very difficult to challenge a powerful organisation

This week  the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing and Sport welcomed a new report into management of frailty and delirium This reminded me, that 6 months on, I do not … Continue reading It is very difficult to challenge a powerful organisation

Haloperidol prescribing to Scotland’s elders

In a previous post the FOI returns on Haloperidol prescribing in NHS Scotland were shared.  This followed on from my consideration of a BMJ report regarding the scale and potential … Continue reading Haloperidol prescribing to Scotland’s elders

Healthcare Improvement Scotland filming costs: £51000

What follows are the costs of films made for NHS Healthcare Improvement Scotland. The period covered is 1 Jan 2014 to 26 Feb 2015. Costs for all other photography commissioned … Continue reading Healthcare Improvement Scotland filming costs: £51000