Doctors’ conflicts of interest

In my spare time, I gave over a decade to this cause. I submitted evidence to the Cumberlege Review. The following Editorial was published in the BMJ on the 21 … Continue reading Doctors’ conflicts of interest

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

Protected: NHS Scotland: the vital importance of listening to staff concerns

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Protected: Science Media Centre and transparency: where is the leadership?

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Protected: The Royal Society of Medicine and sponsored medical education (an update)

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Progress on transparency: Royal College of Psychiatrists

It is most welcome to be able to report that the Royal College of Psychiatrists have been considering my recent feedback, as a College member, on its governance of “relationships … Continue reading Progress on transparency: Royal College of Psychiatrists

Protected: “Appropriate” and “correct” concerns in NHS Scotland

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Protected: Royal College of Psychiatrists and transparency: “Criticisms of yesteryear”?

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Transparency in drug company payments to doctors

In a BMJ “briefing” Rebecca Coombes sums up the new UK system for public disclosure of payments from drug companies to doctors Published the 2nd January 2015 in The BMJ, … Continue reading Transparency in drug company payments to doctors

The GMC: “The differences between our guidance and a compulsory register”

This is the General Medical Council’s response to my Petition for a Sunshine Act to the Scottish Government: PE1493/I 9 January 2014 To: petitions@scottish.parliament.uk Andrew Howlett Assistant Clerk Public Petitions … Continue reading The GMC: “The differences between our guidance and a compulsory register”