NHS Scotland: the vital importance of listening to staff concerns

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 have a question about Duty of Candour

This post considers the question that  Maree Todd, MSP, asked at this Parliamentary committee. As an NHS employee of 25 years I will close this post with a similar question. … Continue reading I have a question about Duty of Candour

freedom to speak

The Director General for NHS Scotland: Peter’s experience of the Director General for NHS Scotland   The Clinical Director of Healthcare Improvement Scotland: Peter’s experience of the Clinical Director of … Continue reading freedom to speak

Lifeboat NHS

A film about freedom to speak up in NHS Scotland based on an edit of the evidence session of the Health and Sport Committee, Scottish Parliament, held on 13th June … Continue reading Lifeboat NHS

I no longer feel safe

I have reluctantly decided that I am no longer going to write any posts about NHS Scotland on Hole Ousia. I will however still continue to discuss health and wellbeing in … Continue reading I no longer feel safe

“Appropriate” and “correct” concerns in NHS Scotland

After sending an update of my petition for a Sunshine Act to the Chief Executive Officer of NHS Forth Valley I received this reply. Whilst I was employed by NHS … Continue reading “Appropriate” and “correct” concerns in NHS Scotland

Freedom to speak up

I am very grateful to the Scottish Government for replying to me on behalf of Jamie Hepburn, MSP, Minister for Sport, Health Improvement and Mental Health. Below you will find … Continue reading Freedom to speak up

“When managers rule”

The title from this blog-post is not mine. “When managers rule” was the title Professor Brian Jarman gave to his British Medical Journal Editorial published two years ago this Christmas. At … Continue reading “When managers rule”

Dr Neil Houston

I have found myself under relentless pressure from a local GP, Dr Neil Houston, to expand the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease to include people who do not meet established clinical criteria for dementia. I … Continue reading Dr Neil Houston