On the 14th June 2019 the Vice President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (who is also Chair of the Scottish Division) was involved in a #choosepsychiatry campaign called “Psychiatry … Continue reading Psychiatry Careers in Scotland
In today’s Herald the following news article by Helen McArdle features along with her analysis below. A PSYCHIATRIST said he was “gaslighted” by his own professional body after openly criticising … Continue reading Putting patients first: that is all I have tried to do
In a previous post I shared this paper: The declarations of interest were given as follows: I have written the following open letter to the lead author: Sent: 22 May … Continue reading “uncritical partisan narrative”
This perspective has just been published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. My brief response to one of the authors can be read here, alongside further details of the competing interests of … Continue reading “Antidepressants, withdrawal and addiction: where are we now?”
This paper, funded, researched and written by Eli Lilly was published in the British Journal of Psychiatry in 2000. In this paper the word “relapse” is used 64 times. The … Continue reading Published in the British Journal of Psychiatry (2000)
The following e-letter by Marion Brown was published in the British Journal of General Practice on the 4th April 2019: As last month, Roger Jones’ April 2019 Editor’s briefing has … Continue reading The Right Stuff – or The Wrong Stuff?
I shared some of my reflections on the Cross Party Group on Mental Health and Older People with the senior Scottish Psychiatrist and Government advisor who had given a presentation … Continue reading “Unpicked” by an Expert
I sent this e-mail the day following the Cross Party Group on Mental Health and Older People held in April 2017: Dear Convener I hope that you do not mind … Continue reading I was not given the opportunity to say this in the Scottish Parliament . . .
Two years ago, almost to the day, I attended a Cross Party Group on Mental Health and Older People at the Scottish Parliament. I found it a difficult meeting for … Continue reading Two years ago
This is a current Editorial in the BMJ by associate Professor Joseph S Ross of Yale School of Medicine:
The support of the BMJ Editor in Chief to address meaningfully financial conflicts of interest in medicine and science is most welcome. As an NHS doctor of 25 years I … Continue reading ‘The willingness among some . . .’
It is now over three years since my petition for a Sunshine Act for Scotland was closed. Over this time I have on occasion requested an update from the Scottish … Continue reading A Sunshine Act for Scotland [FOI update]