Antidepressant prescribing and informed consent

I have submitted the following to the BMJ in response to this research news: Large meta-analysis ends doubts about efficacy of antidepressants In Scotland, it is estimated that 1 in … Continue reading Antidepressant prescribing and informed consent

Hide and Seek

This is the ‘No Holds Barred’ perspective by Dr Margaret McCartney, published in the BMJ, 27 January 2018:  

Who are these folk up the hill?

On the 5th of December 2017 the Scottish Parliament considered two matters relating to NHS Scotland. In the morning, Sir Harry Burns presented his review on Targets to the Health … Continue reading Who are these folk up the hill?

Credible or incredible: experience is evidence

A senior Scottish figure once gave me advice that it is very important to be perceived as “credible”. I was thinking about this advice recently when the convener of the … Continue reading Credible or incredible: experience is evidence

Neil Findlay’s support for those harmed by Mesh implants

What follows below are several extracts from Socialism and Hope by Neil Findlay, MSP. If you wish to purchase this book please do so through socialismandhope.com as this means a … Continue reading Neil Findlay’s support for those harmed by Mesh implants

“We were duped; we were used”

The following is an account of the experience of the petitioners, Elaine Holmes and Olive McIlroy as members of the “Independent Review” into Polypropylene Mesh implants.  This is taken directly from the … Continue reading “We were duped; we were used”