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”