Off-Rolled by the NHS

An excellent piece in the Guardian again today on one of the most insidious practices common in most NHS regions. Patient’s mental health status being manipulated so that a manager sat in an office, likely with no background or direct experience working in mental health, can manipulate their figures and get a bonus/promotion to bolster … Read more

Jeremy Kyle

So. It has finally happened. Someone who has appeared on Jeremy Kyle’s show has died, apparently as a direct result of being on the show and what happened to them whilst there. The only surprise to me is that is has been fourteen years since the first edition of Jeremy Kyle and this is the … Read more

Cannabis – ‘THC or not THC!’

Cannabis. Friend or foe? This is another one of those questions that provokes very polarised views amongst health professional and general public alike. Some view cannabis as essentially harmless, a ‘social drug’ with few side effects and a nice mellowing effect that chills people out and with little or no consequence. I also often hear … Read more

What a Difference a Day Makes

Once again the Guardian inspires me! This time it is an article around mental health provision for young people and their experience once they reach the age of eighteen. It is well worth a read and the link is below: Before I start though I must provide some balance to my own argument. I … Read more

Depression and Drugs

Well. I am more surprised than anyone to be writing on here again so soon. My inspiration for todays ‘blog’ is again something that occurred whilst I was lying in bed this morning, minus the cream and brown furball who was literally in the doghouse and was made to sleep on the floor last night. … Read more

‘Interesting Times’

In 1966, the year the English football team lifted proudly the FIFA world cup aloft as they skipped around the Wembley pitch, the American Robert.F.Kennedy (not the ex-president, John, this was his brother who was the senator for New York in 1966, two years before he was assassinated as his brother was before him) said: … Read more