Published in the British Journal of Psychiatry (2000)

This paper, funded, researched and written by Eli Lilly was published in the British Journal of Psychiatry in 2000. In this paper the word “relapse” is used 64 times. The … Continue reading Published in the British Journal of Psychiatry (2000)

No Sunshine for Scotland!

I shared the above post (and film) with the Scottish Government and I have received the following response: The Government states “in our view this was an appropriate response to … Continue reading No Sunshine for Scotland!

‘What steps can be taken to ensure that patient voices are listened to and heard’

On the 21st August 2018 the Scottish Parliament published this report on petition PE1517 Polypropylene Mesh Medical Devices. This statement was made by the authors (page 35) I share this … Continue reading ‘What steps can be taken to ensure that patient voices are listened to and heard’

NHS warker urgin Scottish Government tae introduce Sunshine Act

Rab Wilson, Scots poet, has this to say about my activism for a Sunshine Act for Scotland (the National, 8 March 2018): OAN Thursday, March 22, 2018, a lane figure … Continue reading NHS warker urgin Scottish Government tae introduce Sunshine Act

Justice must be seen to be even-handed

This is a short film about my experience of attending the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 29th June 2017. I was there to support Marion Brown in her presentation of petition … Continue reading Justice must be seen to be even-handed

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

Sunshine Act for Scotland: transparency, independence and accountability

Mrs Chrys Muirhead, writer and carer, has submitted this response to the BMJ: This was in reply to this “no holds barred” piece in the BMJ by Dr Margaret McCartney:

“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

Royal College of Psychiatrists: relationships with pharmaceutical and other commercial organisations

In response to my letter to the Royal College of Psychiatrists regarding relationships with pharmaceutical and other commercial organisations I received this e-mail from Professor Nick Craddock, Treasurer of the … Continue reading Royal College of Psychiatrists: relationships with pharmaceutical and other commercial organisations

A Sunshine Act for Scotland

I cannot promise sunshine (who can) but here is a pattern that appears in the daylight of today. Hole Ousia found new direction after Alexander McCall Smith recommended “A Pattern Landscape” … Continue reading A Sunshine Act for Scotland

Consideration of Petition PE1493 by the Scottish Government

The Petitions Committee is meeting today, 27th January 2015, to give further consideration of my petition for a Sunshine Act for Scotland. This reply from the Scottish Government was received … Continue reading Consideration of Petition PE1493 by the Scottish Government

NHS Boards are not following existing guidance

The Petitions Committee of the Scottish Parliament are to meet on Tuesday 27th January 2015 to give further consideration of my petition for a Sunshine Act, PE1493. I lodged this … Continue reading NHS Boards are not following existing guidance