“Good debate is respectful and constructive”

In December of 2018 The Royal College of Psychiatrists and the British Psychological Society came together to confirm a common set of ideals and principles. These were published in the … Continue reading “Good debate is respectful and constructive”

A social media ‘influencer’ asked:

Earlier this summer a social media ‘influencer’ asked this question: “What is your best advice in four words or less?” The current President of the Royal Society of Medicine (who … Continue reading A social media ‘influencer’ asked:

‘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’

“elf-haunted”

In ‘Pale Fire’ Vladimir Nabokov talks of “the elf-haunted alderwood”. All woodlands need light or there will not be new growth.

The commercialisation and branding of a profession (5)

The Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress begins today in London. #RCPsychIC I recently asked if the Royal College of Psychiatrists was “Puritanical or Platinum?” Last year I resigned from … Continue reading The commercialisation and branding of a profession (5)

The commercialisation and branding of a profession (4)

The Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress begins today in London. #RCPsychIC I recently asked if the Royal College of Psychiatrists was “Puritanical or Platinum?” Last year I resigned from … Continue reading The commercialisation and branding of a profession (4)

The commercialisation and branding of a profession (3)

The Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress begins today in London. #RCPsychIC I recently asked if the Royal College of Psychiatrists was “Puritanical or Platinum?” Last year I resigned from … Continue reading The commercialisation and branding of a profession (3)

The commercialisation and branding of a profession (2)

The Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress begins today in London. #RCPsychIC I recently asked if the Royal College of Psychiatrists was “Puritanical or Platinum?” Last year I resigned from … Continue reading The commercialisation and branding of a profession (2)

The commercialisation and branding of a profession (1)

The Royal College of Psychiatrists International Congress begins today in London. #RCPsychIC I recently asked if the Royal College of Psychiatrists was “Puritanical or Platinum?” Last year I resigned from … Continue reading The commercialisation and branding of a profession (1)

“Discontinuation Syndrome”

Yesterday an Editorial by the Sunday Times Health Editor was headlined “Patients’ charity Pain UK took cash from Big Pharma”. It was based on an investigation into what have been … Continue reading “Discontinuation Syndrome”

Pills or public health?

This is the title of the Editorial in the current BMJ by it’s Editor in Chief. Fiona Godlee states: I have previously written about the approach to “transparency” taken by … Continue reading Pills or public health?

‘The willingness among some . . .’

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 . . .’