Kindness, attention and respect

Many years ago, one of my patients who had lost a child to suicide, wrote to me to say: Some years later I read this: I have previously shared considerations … Continue reading Kindness, attention and respect

‘Partisan’

This post shares e-mails that I have previously sent to Prof Rob Howard, Old Age Psychiatrist and Dementia Researcher, University College London. I have not included any e-mails from Professor … Continue reading ‘Partisan’

“Just when we need them most”

9 February 2019. The President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists: “Really skilled Consultants in all specialties are walking away from the NHS just when we need them most” The … Continue reading “Just when we need them most”

Values

The following film is an expression of my reasons for having resigned from the Royal College of Psychiatrists. I took this decision after a lot of reflection about what is … Continue reading Values

‘A warning to the NHS: don’t let big pharma loose on policy’

What follows are a few extracts from this article in today’s Observer by Chris McGreal:

‘And it needs to start at the top’

This letter, by bioethicist Mark Wilson, has been published in the current BMJ: The letter begins: “The mesh scandal is all too familiar. It joins a growing list of scandals … Continue reading ‘And it needs to start at the top’

The Royal Colleges and Sunshine Legislation

[No response received by the end of 2018] [Despite repeated polite reminders there has been no response from the General Medical Council by the end of 2018] “The Royal College … Continue reading The Royal Colleges and Sunshine Legislation