‘The power of language use in psychiatry’

All material used in this pictogram comes from published sources in the public domain: The power of language: Use in psychiatry; Rif S. El-Mallakh, and Sabine Doenninghaus; Published online: 02 … Continue reading ‘The power of language use in psychiatry’

Sunshine, light, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists

3rd October 2018, Fiona Godlee, Editor-in-Chief of the BMJ: “We need a Sunshine Act to ensure that payments are properly declared. We also need action from medicines’s leaders – the … Continue reading Sunshine, light, and the Royal College of Psychiatrists

“It is time we all grew up”

This letter, by Professor Simon Wessely, was published in the British Medical Journal on the 9th August 2003:  

“When do researchers lie?”

This article, by Doctor Simon Wessely, was published in the Irish Independent on Tuesday 1st November 1994.

Royal Society of Medicine: Sunshine legislation

I have written to a number of UK bodies who have a leadership role in healthcare to ask whether they support Sunshine legislation or not? The Royal Society  of Medicine was established … Continue reading Royal Society of Medicine: Sunshine legislation

We listen.

For many years now I have shared as much as I possibly can in relation to my activism for Sunshine legislation. Last week I wrote a letter to the Royal … Continue reading We listen.

The over-certain doctor insists

Quotes by Evelyn Waugh, Candia McWilliams, Anton Chekov, and John MacMurray:  

“Sink”

In a previous post I have written about the decision by NICE to re-consult on depression guidelines. This late stage development followed on from a briefing from a group of experts … Continue reading “Sink”

The development of healthcare Guidelines should be fully open

In a recent post I wrote about the decision by NICE to re-consult on depression guidelines. This late stage development followed on from a briefing from a group of experts … Continue reading The development of healthcare Guidelines should be fully open

The RCPsych International Congress 2017 “performed well”

The Annual Report and Financial Statement of the Royal College of Psychiatrists for 2017 has recently been published. This includes following analysis: Despite being a working NHS psychiatrist  and a … Continue reading The RCPsych International Congress 2017 “performed well”

Special partnerships

A friend of mine recently told me that the road signs used throughout Great Britain were devised by a partnership between Richard Kinneir and Margaret Calvert. Their system has become a … Continue reading Special partnerships

Psychiatry, dependent on its authority, is finding withdrawal seriously difficult

In the week that has followed the publication and media reports of this Lancet paper, I have noticed how Psychiatry (my profession) has seemed to be struggling with any threat … Continue reading Psychiatry, dependent on its authority, is finding withdrawal seriously difficult