“Might be seen as . . .”

The above – partial quote – comes from the following closing paragraph of an Editorial that has been published in the current edition of the British Journal of General Practice: … Continue reading “Might be seen as . . .”

Mr. SELL

This one minute film relates to our commercialised world. It is based on several old newspaper adverts. Music credit: ‘Impossible’ by C. Duncan This film is for Marion Brown and … Continue reading Mr. SELL

messages

I resigned from NHS Forth Valley  6 years ago. This was a most difficult decision for me to take. I had worked as a Consultant in older adults in Clackmannanshire … Continue reading messages

Doctors’ conflicts of interest

In my spare time, I gave over a decade to this cause. I submitted evidence to the Cumberlege Review. The following Editorial was published in the BMJ on the 21 … Continue reading Doctors’ conflicts of interest

FOR the INSTITUTION

It is by the institution’s rules that we learn, said a spokesperson FOR the INSTITUTION. It is ‘brave to speak up’ for the institution said a spokesperson FOR the INSTITUTION. … Continue reading FOR the INSTITUTION

Glad it’s all over

July 2020. CR229: a ‘Position Statement’ by the Royal College of Psychiatrists has been published: The Final report of the Patient Safety Group on Self-Harm and Suicide in Adults.  CR229: makes … Continue reading Glad it’s all over

suicide cairns

You may not be aware of this, but across Scotland there are surviving cairns which mark where somebody who had taken their life was once buried. Generally the names have … Continue reading suicide cairns

From Scotland to Siberia

I came across this headline in today’s paper [I have altered it slightly]. This headline reminded me of a visit that I took last year to Siberia! This was in … Continue reading From Scotland to Siberia

Dr Marigold’s prescriptions

This film is for Adam. It is the final film in a series.   Music credit: ‘Intruder’ by Peter Gabriel. ‘Dr Marigold’: from the writings of Charles Dickens. The first … Continue reading Dr Marigold’s prescriptions

A timeline of missed opportunities

This film presents a timeline from 2002 to 2019 in relation to England’s National Suicide Prevention Strategy. The film presents missed opportunities, in particular the potential role of prescribed medications … Continue reading A timeline of missed opportunities

My retirement

I have been considering, for some time now, whether I should continue doing what I do in terms of what some refer to as ‘activism’. My interest is in ethics, … Continue reading My retirement