‘The story is hair raising’

The BMJ of the 12th October 2018 had on its cover: “MESH: how it became a four letter word”. The journal is worth reading for a series of articles that … Continue reading ‘The story is hair raising’

The Royal Society of Medicine and sponsored medical education

On a regular basis, as an NHS doctor, “journals” such as this find there way into my mailing. This happens without my say. I have not found a way to … Continue reading The Royal Society of Medicine and sponsored medical education

Bring me a sunshine act

Published in the BMJ, 29 March 2018, cite as BMJ 2018;360:k1380

Mind The Gap

Two years to the day, from the release of the outcome of the public consultation on my petition, I returned to the Scottish Parliament to make a peaceful, one man … Continue reading Mind The Gap

NHS warker urgin Scottish Government tae introduce Sunshine Act

Rab Wilson, Scots poet, has this to say about my activism for a Sunshine Act for Scotland (the National, 8 March 2018): OAN Thursday, March 22, 2018, a lane figure … Continue reading NHS warker urgin Scottish Government tae introduce Sunshine Act

NHS Ayrshire and Arran: Register of Interests for staff – “discussions are ongoing”

Sent: 20 February 2015 14:01 Subject: NHS A&A response to – FOI – Compliance with HDL (2003) 62 – our ref 528/2014 Dear Dr Gordon, Again, please accept my apologies … Continue reading NHS Ayrshire and Arran: Register of Interests for staff – “discussions are ongoing”

NHS Grampian – Update on Register of Interests for all staff

Malcolm Wright Interim Chief Executive NHS Grampian Summerfield House 2 Eday Road Aberdeen 15th December 2014 Dear Malcolm Wright, In July 2013 I had a most helpful response from Andrew … Continue reading NHS Grampian – Update on Register of Interests for all staff

NHS Ayrshire and Arran: Update on Register of Interest for all staff

Subject: Compliance with HDL (2003) 62 Mr John Burns Chief Executive Eglinton House Ailsa Hospital Ayr 14th December 2014. Dear Mr Burns, In April 2013 I wrote to NHS Ayrshire … Continue reading NHS Ayrshire and Arran: Update on Register of Interest for all staff

NHS Lanarkshire – Register of Interest for all staff

As petitioner for the Sunshine Act I undertook Freedom of Information Requests to all 22 NHS Boards in Scotland to establish if Boards had  Registers of Interest for ALL staff. … Continue reading NHS Lanarkshire – Register of Interest for all staff