The Royal Society of Medicine and sponsored medical education

On a regular basis, as an NHS doctor, “journals” such as this find there way into my mailing. This happens without my say. I have not found a way to … Continue reading The Royal Society of Medicine and sponsored medical education

Continuing Medical “Education”

To be revalidated by the General Medical Council all UK doctors have to evidence participation in Continuing Medical Education (CME). This is based upon an accredited system of Continuing Professional … Continue reading Continuing Medical “Education”

“This most unusual request”

In August 2013 I read an article published in the BMJ which was entitled “Three quarters of guideline panellists have ties to the drug industry”. I have petitioned the Scottish … Continue reading “This most unusual request”

“All in the past”: well, no.

Seven years ago this Editorial was published in the BMJ: Eleven years ago, all NHS Chief Executives in Scotland were asked to implement and govern this Scottish Government circular: HDL 62. This … Continue reading “All in the past”: well, no.

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