“If they stopped listening to industry”

Recently, Dr Helen Salisbury, shared in her BMJ perspective some personal thoughts on the influence of industry on human health [please note: Dr Salisbury was considering industry-influence at its widest … Continue reading “If they stopped listening to industry”

[more-than-a-little] BAZIRE

I worked as an NHS Psychiatrist for quarter of a century. I retired several years ago. When in training, my colleagues universally recommended this handbook by Professor Stephen Bazire [+ … Continue reading [more-than-a-little] BAZIRE

Revisiting language that disempowers patients

In this BMJ Analysis, Caitríona Cox and Zoë Fritz argue that outdated medical language that casts doubt, belittles, or blames patients jeopardises the therapeutic relationship and is overdue for change. … Continue reading Revisiting language that disempowers patients

The illusion of evidence based medicine

This opinion piece, which has been peer reviewed, was published in the BMJ 16 March 2022. In the two weeks since it has been published it had had nearly 20 … Continue reading The illusion of evidence based medicine