Petition & Press Campaign

Please visit Action on PDD (Scotland ) website –

http://www.actionpddwordpress.org

Letter to Herald, 13 December 2017,  responding to Dr Philip Gaskill

http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/letters/15742105.Letters__Scrutinise_toxic_effects_of_psychiatric_drugs/

Letter to BMJ, 10 December 2017,  “Shell Shock”

http://www.bmj.com/content/359/bmj.j5621/rapid-responses

Herald, 4 December 2017 – Second discussion of petition at Holyrood

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/health/15698034.Campaigners_beg_MSPs_to_tackle__health_scandal__of_prescription_pill_harm/

Herald, 4 December 2017 – Ann Kelly’s story

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15700229.Case_Study____39_The_pressure_and_pain_in_my_skull_is_so_overwhelming__39_/

Letter to BJGP, responding to Dr Des Spence, 1 December 2017 
http://bjgp.org/content/67/665/562/tab-e-letters

Letter to BJGP Open, 14 August 2017 – guidelines / systematic reviews of management of MUS

http://bjgpopen.org/content/1/3/BJGP-2016-0868/tab-e-letters#spotlight-on-the-mus-doctor–patient-relationship

Letters to BJGP, responding to Dr Stuart Allan, 20 November 2017 

http://bjgp.org/content/67/663/445.1/tab-e-letters

Letter to BJGP Open, withdrawal of unnecessary antidepressant medication

http://bjgpopen.org/content/early/2017/11/14/bjgpopen17X101265/tab-e-letters

Letter to BJGP, response to Prof A Niroshan Siriwardena, 31 October 2017

http://bjgp.org/content/67/664/503.2

Letter to BMJ, response to SimonWessely, 30 October 2017

http://www.bmj.com/content/358/bmj.j4305/rapid-responses

Article by Marion Brown in GP View, 25 September 2017 – MUPS

http://gpview.co.uk/update-managing-patients-with-medically-unexplained-symptoms/

Letter to BJGP, 12 September 2017, Improving communication re MUPS

http://bjgp.org/content/early/2017/08/28/bjgp17X692537/tab-e-letters

Letter to BJGP Open, 14 August 2017 – guidelines / systematic reviews of management of MUS

http://bjgpopen.org/content/1/3/BJGP-2016-0868/tab-e-letters#spotlight-on-the-mus-doctor–patient-relationship

Letter to BMJ, 5 August 2017 – Antidepressants and murder? – case not closed

http://www.bmj.com/content/358/bmj.j3697/rapid-responses

Panorama – Prescription for Murder?

 

Letter to BJGP, 31 July 2017 – Bad Medicine: The medical untouchables

http://bjgp.org/content/67/661/363/tab-e-letters

Letter to BGJP, 11 July 2017 – Helpful strategies for GPs seeing patients with MUPS

http://bjgp.org/content/early/2017/07/03/bjgp17X691697/tab-e-letters

Letter to BMJ, 6 July 2017 – Judging the benefits and harms of medicines

http://www.bmj.com/content/357/bmj.j3129/rapid-responses

Appeared on BBC TV Reporting Scotland – 29 June 2017 – date of first meeting of Petitions Committee to discuss petition on prescribed drug dependence

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-40442178

20 June 2017 – Invited to speak on Kaye Adams Radio Programme but was abruptly cut off by presenter, Louise White. Later received an apology. 

Letter to BJGP, 31 May 2017 – Bad Medicine: Defensiveness

http://bjgp.org/content/67/659/272/tab-e-letters

Story in Daily Mail, 22 May 2017

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-4531548/Betrayed-doctors-turned-DRUG-ADDICTS.html

Letter to BJGP, 21 May 2017

http://bjgp.org/content/withdrawal-benzodiazepines

Petition to Petitions Committee, Scottish Parliament – May 2017

http://www.parliament.scot/GettingInvolved/Petitions/PE01651

Scottish Sunday Express covers Petition – 18 April 2017

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/793170/Antidepressants-support-Scotland-campaign-patient-mental-health

Petition to the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Scotland

https://www.change.org/p/shona-robison-cabinet-secretary-for-health-scotland-prescribed-drug-dependence-needs-to-be-recognised

Article in Scottish press, 8 February 2016

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/health/two-scots-women-who-suffered-7328665

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/real-life/record-view-government-must-tackle-7330345#JhxLMeJzxpIk5w1O.97

Appearance on Scottish TV news, 18 November 2015

http://news.stv.tv/north/1332797-woman-addicted-to-prescription-drugs-for-40-years-robbed-of-life/

Have written to all Members of Scottish Parliament.

Do whatever you can, however small.  You don’t know where it might lead or who it might influence.

 

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