NHS Scotland: from ‘sticking plasters’ to NASA

Last week’s Scotland on Sunday had the above image on its front page. Inside, the paper went on to share and discuss the findings of a recent poll. The Editorial … Continue reading NHS Scotland: from ‘sticking plasters’ to NASA

How much NHS Scotland money is going to ‘Quality Improvement Partners’?

Unfortunately this question cannot be answered as the information is not publicly available, this despite the fact that public money has been going to the Institute for Healthcare Improvement since … Continue reading How much NHS Scotland money is going to ‘Quality Improvement Partners’?

Realistic Psychiatry in Scotland: where are we now?

On the 26th January 2018 I attended the Winter Meeting of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in Scotland. Unfortunately I was only able to stay for the morning session. This … Continue reading Realistic Psychiatry in Scotland: where are we now?

Mattering and measurement

I have found this quote by William Edwards Deming to be widely shared by “improvement scientists” involved in healthcare:   My concerns about this aphorism are on a number of levels: Implicitly it … Continue reading Mattering and measurement