Seven years ago this Editorial was published in the BMJ:
Eleven years ago, all NHS Chief Executives in Scotland were asked to implement and govern this Scottish Government circular: HDL 62. This has not happened.
Seven yearsago the Royal College of Psychiatrists issued its own guidance, CR148:
Given these multiple levels of failing in governance, and in the pursuit of scientific objectivity, I have petitioned the Scottish Government to consider implementing a Sunshine Act. The research behind this can be accessed here.
I am employed as an NHS psychiatrist and have been an NHS Consultant for 13 years.
Over this time, the key opinion leaders in…
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