My uncle, Dr Guy Scott, was President of Zambia. When my uncle last visited Scotland we chatted awa as if there was no tomorrow. I have also communicated with a … Continue reading Communicating with a President
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”
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’
From a distance I could see the vibrant colours of all those who were there at the International Congress #RCPsychIC and I could feel the determination for good. A Poet … Continue reading The International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists
The Royal College of Psychiatrists offer a C-I-R-C-L-E of values beginning with this statement on courage: It is my view that courage needs to be open to all [and every] … Continue reading Courage
In December 2016, Professor Sir Simon Wessely, who was then the President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, was delighted to announce the appointment of Nick Hodgson as Media Manager … Continue reading “The Coulson effect”?
The following article features in the summer 2019 I N S I G HT magazine by the Royal College of Psychiatrists: This I N S I G H T article … Continue reading “What do we value?”
Today is the last day of the International Congress of the Royal College of Psychiatrists for 2019. It is being held in London and is entitled “Psychiatry: Inspiring Minds” I … Continue reading “Sink or swim”
In ‘Pale Fire’ Vladimir Nabokov talks of “the elf-haunted alderwood”. All woodlands need light or there will not be new growth.
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
Russell T. Davies and Ian McEwan are just two of many writers who like to imagine how the world might have “unfolded” had there been slight changes to past events. … Continue reading Admitted to a Mental Hospital: Gordon Bennett
The Medical Model in Mental Health: An Explanation and Evaluation has recently been published by Oxford University Press. In the weeks leading up to publication the author stated “it is … Continue reading “Strong argument”