‘CEP calls for UK Sunshine Act’

Last week the Council for Evidenced-Based Psychiatry (CEP) called for “the implementation of a UK Sunshine Act to make transparent the financial relationships between doctors and pharmaceutical companies & the … Continue reading ‘CEP calls for UK Sunshine Act’

To go boldly (or to boldly go)

To go boldly: one example of is the categorisation of mental disorders. As a discipline it split the infinitive.  It has recently been suggested that psychiatric diagnoses should be “written in pencil”.  … Continue reading To go boldly (or to boldly go)

Royal College of Psychiatrists and conflicts of interest

The Chief Executive of the General Medical Council (GMC) recently confirmed, in response to a recent BMJ article, that it “takes very seriously the issue of conflicts of interest”:   We … Continue reading Royal College of Psychiatrists and conflicts of interest

Marketing opportunities: “Psychiatry at the forefront of science”

This week I noticed the programme for the 2015 Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress “Psychiatry at the Forefront of Science”: The programme covers a broad range of topics and the 3 … Continue reading Marketing opportunities: “Psychiatry at the forefront of science”

Early detection of dementia: RCPsych result

“This House supports the early detection of dementia” Following on from my previous post which outlined my opposing argument, I can now share the result of this RCPsych debate: The … Continue reading Early detection of dementia: RCPsych result