“Good to have a Government that listens!”

Remarked the Chair of the Scottish Division of the Royal College of Psychiatrists after being greeted by name by reception staff as he arrived at St Andrew’s House. Unfortunately I … Continue reading “Good to have a Government that listens!”

Effective healthcare depends on . . .

A few selected quotes from the BMJ, 30 March 2019:

“RCPsych Congress . . . it’s all you need!”

I have been receiving weekly invites to this International Congress [to my NHS e-mail address]. The latest invitation makes the statement that “it’s all you need!” The previous invitation was titled … Continue reading “RCPsych Congress . . . it’s all you need!”

‘Listen, let the people petition and be heard’

In September of this year it will be 5 years since I petitioned the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to introduce a Sunshine Act for Scotland. The evidence … Continue reading ‘Listen, let the people petition and be heard’

Key opinion leaders and Industry: Snakes, ladders and Monopoly

Dr Margaret McCartney in her recent ‘No Holds Barred” perspective set this challenge: “Here’s a game: try and find a doctor’s conflicts of interest. Set a timer, and give yourself … Continue reading Key opinion leaders and Industry: Snakes, ladders and Monopoly

Update on NHS registers of interest (Scotland)

From: Gordon Clark Scottish Government Health Directorates Pharmacy and Medicines Division St Andrew’s House Regent Road Edinburgh, EH1 3DG Our ref:2014/23079 5 August 2014 Dear Dr Gordon Thank you for … Continue reading Update on NHS registers of interest (Scotland)