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Persecution: SUI-Cide is Painless in Betsi

This is the Sixth in the Persecution Series, after The Persecution of Heretics, The Persecution of Vulnerable Adults, Harassment from the BBC to GMC, Harassment from Rolf Harris to James Coyne to Doctor Who, Persecution: Black Riders in the Shire  & Persecution: Rumbles from Mordor. When something serious goes wrong in healthcare it is standard to have a Serious Untoward Incident (SUI) … [Read More...]

Persecution: Was Collective Narcissism Mordor’s Problem?

This is the Sixth in the Persecution Series, after The Persecution of Heretics, The Persecution of Vulnerable Adults, Harassment from the BBC to GMC, Harassment from Rolf Harris to James Coyne to Doctor Who, & Persecution: Black Riders in the Shire.  This completes the scene setting. Next week the posts will get down to the gritty-nitty. The Shire - Bangor - is to the North West of North … [Read More...]

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Persecution: Black Riders Seen in the Shire

Fifth in the Persecution Series, after The Persecution of Heretics, The Persecution of Vulnerable Adults, Harassment from the BBC to GMC, Harassment from Rolf Harris to James Coyne to Doctor Who. On the left is a map of North Wales, on the right Middle Earth from Lord of the Rings.  Tolkien based his story on North Wales geography, with the Hergest Unit based right in the middle of the … [Read More...]

Harassment: Rolf Harris to James Coyne to Doctor Who

This is the fourth in the Persecution Series - a continuation of the letter to the H of Commons posted earlier this week. Double click on the image to view the words and the detail. Abuse is always Repeated I was referred to GMC some 8 years ago. Then the referral came from David Nutt and Guy Goodwin, professors of psychiatry in Bristol and Oxford, who as the basis of the complaint used an … [Read More...]

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Harassment: From the BBC to the GMC

For those of you who like Breaking Bad, this the third in the Persecution Murder Mystery series. Without giving away the plot, it jumps right to last week. It has been adapted from a letter to members of the House of Commons committee on harassment in the NHS. The second part of the letter will feature later in the week - Harassment: From Rolf Harris to James Coyne and Doctor Who. Double click on … [Read More...]

Persecution of Vulnerable Adults: POVA

For anyone bereft since Breaking Bad came to an end, this is a second installment in The Persecution of Heretics Murder Mystery series.  Episode one can be seen here .  The harassment of healthcare staff has been a backburner in British news recently.  There have been a series of pieces in the Daily Mail, usually to the forefront of everything in healthcare, and the BMJ. A House of Commons … [Read More...]

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The Persecution of Heretics

Editorial Note:  This is the start of a series that will likely run through to the End of the Year. For those of you who like Murder Mysteries, this is one.  Please comment, speculate and help put a new source of harassment and intimidation properly on the map.   This post accompanies a talk I gave at the Hay on Wye HowTheLightGetsIn Festival this May, called The Persecution of Heretics. … [Read More...]

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Doctor Munchausen: Hear no, See no – What?

Editorial Note: This is the last in the Doctor Munchausen series. A new strand on the Persecution of Heretics will start soon. The image is Paul Klee's Drawing for the Dance of a Grieving Child. Being Irish makes it possible to tackle certain things - or now possible. The question of the Catholic Church for instance and its handling of children, whether their abuse at the hands of pedophile … [Read More...]

Dr Munchausen: Pharmacophile

Editorial Note:  This piece was first submitted to the J of Mental Health in 1997 and two other journals later that year - with Marie Savage and Phil Thomas as co-authors.  The reviewers were affronted - one figured mental health was likely no worse than the rest of medicine. Unable to find a home, it migrated to become a chapter in the third edition of Psychiatric Drugs Explained.    Those not … [Read More...]

Doctor Munchausen: Judge & Jury

Editorial Note: This is the sixth in a Dr Munchausen series of posts. It was originally going to be entitled 'Dr Munchausen joins your local Hospital Board'. Crash & Holocaust Denialism In JG Ballard's novel Crash covered in the last post, we slip from the solid world in which we think we move to a dreamworld - the dreamworld in which we are now living. In this dreamworld perceptions connect … [Read More...]

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