‘Realistic Medicine: Valuing People”

Alongside my NHS Lothian colleagues in psychiatry I have received an invitation to the Realistic Medicine Conference for 2018. It is entitled “Valuing People”. I have repeatedly made clear my … Continue reading ‘Realistic Medicine: Valuing People”

Culture of openness and transparency

On the 4th April 2018 the Herald revealed that NHS Tayside had “transferred millions of pounds” from a charity fund to “prop up its ailing finances”. On the 24th May … Continue reading Culture of openness and transparency

Who are these folk up the hill?

On the 5th of December 2017 the Scottish Parliament considered two matters relating to NHS Scotland. In the morning, Sir Harry Burns presented his review on Targets to the Health … Continue reading Who are these folk up the hill?

Raised by the people of Scotland

  Crowd-funding is nothing new. The Martyrs’ monument was funded by public subscriptions to redress the events of 50 years previously when five Scots were transported for sedition. Their speaking … Continue reading Raised by the people of Scotland

‘Official Interference’

This is my reply to a blog that was posted in the Holyrood Magazine: Thursday 13th July 2017 Dear Tom, I read the blog post titled ‘Official Interference’ written by … Continue reading ‘Official Interference’

Would you like to join me?

  INVITATION: This is an invitation to join me on a peaceful protest to be held on Monday 21st August 2017 at the Martyrs Monument, Calton Hill Burial Ground, Edinburgh. … Continue reading Would you like to join me?

Inspirational: the Chief Medical Officers for Scotland

The Chief Medical Officers for Scotland have been a huge inspiration to me. I was delighted to hear, earlier this year, that Dr Catherine Calderwood had been appointed to this office to replace … Continue reading Inspirational: the Chief Medical Officers for Scotland

A Friend of Liberty: Professor Walter Humes

Professor Walter Humes, writing in Scottish Review, 21st September 2015: “For some time I have been copied into email exchanges concerning how complaints against public bodies are dealt with. I … Continue reading A Friend of Liberty: Professor Walter Humes

Windows

On Tuesday I attended the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh to observe further appraisal by the Petition Committee of my request that Scotland considers introducing a statutory Sunshine Act. This post … Continue reading Windows