Communicating with a President

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

‘Unlocking Power’

There was an interesting article about approaches taken to leadership roles in yesterday’s Guardian newspaper. The article was entitled “Unlocking Power”. On reading the article my mind returned to a … Continue reading ‘Unlocking Power’

“The charmed inner circle of Official Scotland”

The following perspective by Professor Walter Humes makes concerning reading. I reproduce it here, in full, as unfortunately my experience of the inner circle of Official Scotland has been anything … Continue reading “The charmed inner circle of Official Scotland”

The role of prescribed persons

Health & Sport Committee, Scottish Parliament, 26 September 2017: NHS Governance: Miles Briggs, MSP, asked this question of the Cabinet Secretary for Health and the Director General for NHS Scotland: “I … Continue reading The role of prescribed persons

freedom to speak

The Director General for NHS Scotland: Peter’s experience of the Director General for NHS Scotland   The Clinical Director of Healthcare Improvement Scotland: Peter’s experience of the Clinical Director of … Continue reading freedom to speak

Lifeboat NHS

A film about freedom to speak up in NHS Scotland based on an edit of the evidence session of the Health and Sport Committee, Scottish Parliament, held on 13th June … Continue reading Lifeboat NHS

Director General for NHS Scotland

I have found it impossible to communicate directly with the Director General for NHS Scotland. The Director General for NHS Scotland does not reply to e-mails sent to him unless … Continue reading Director General for NHS Scotland

“Appropriate” and “correct” concerns in NHS Scotland

After sending an update of my petition for a Sunshine Act to the Chief Executive Officer of NHS Forth Valley I received this reply. Whilst I was employed by NHS … Continue reading “Appropriate” and “correct” concerns in NHS Scotland

“When managers rule”

The title from this blog-post is not mine. “When managers rule” was the title Professor Brian Jarman gave to his British Medical Journal Editorial published two years ago this Christmas. At … Continue reading “When managers rule”