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I retired as a doctor 2 years ago. My career was in psychiatry for older adults and I succesfully campaigned for a Timely approach to the diagnosis of dementia. I … Continue reading [ F U N C T I O N A L ]

Longmeadow

The family garden of Monty Don.

Frailty and “common misunderstandings”

I recently submitted a response to a Healthcare Improvement Scotland blog titled “the right words are crucial to empower patients and the public”. Dr Graham Ellis, National Clinical Lead for … Continue reading Frailty and “common misunderstandings”

‘A formidable armoury’

The Chief Executive of Healthcare Improvement Scotland describes his organisation as “a formidable armoury”. I have often found myself wondering why healthcare leaders feel a need to use such military … Continue reading ‘A formidable armoury’