A Royal College calls for

In the NEWS section of the BMJ it has been confirmed that the “The Royal College of General Practitioners will call on the General Medical Council to ensure that all … Continue reading A Royal College calls for

My career began with the “Defeat Depression Campaign”

I began training in psychiatry in October 1993 just after the “Defeat Depression Campaign” had been launched. It ran alongside the five years of my training. This “Campaign” had the … Continue reading My career began with the “Defeat Depression Campaign”

Soft Power [and telling stories]

This Feature Article made the cover of the BMJ: One of the contributors described an approach to influencing healthcare policy as follows: Telling stories is a well established approach taken … Continue reading Soft Power [and telling stories]

Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) do not support 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.

Sunshine legislation

I have just sent this letter: Sent: 07 October 2018 10:49 Subject: Sunshine legislation Bridge of Allan, 7th October 2018 Dear Royal Colleges, General Medical Council, UK Governments, UK Parliaments/Assemblies, … Continue reading Sunshine legislation

We need a Renaissance of Generalists

I aspire to be a generalist. We live between the microscope and the telescope. I am of the view that the art and science of being a doctor requires such … Continue reading We need a Renaissance of Generalists

GPs and the “Dementia Challenge”

On the 3rd October 2013 I was invited as one of the speakers at the Royal College of General Practice Annual Conference in Harrogate. The Debate was in the main … Continue reading GPs and the “Dementia Challenge”