Getting about…the least of his worries!

Originally posted on Carole…:
? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/9263502/Iain-Duncan-Smith-Im-not-scared-to-light-the-fuse-on-disability-reform.html  This article has been playing through my mind overnight.   ? Especially these sentences: “It’s not like incapacity benefit, it’s not a statement of sickness,” Mr Duncan Smith says of the benefit. “It is a gauge of your capability.“In other words, do you need care, do you need support…

Professor Steven Lubet’s Letter to Simon Wessely.

Originally posted on Utting-Wolff Spouts:
We had to provide a link to this superb letter written to Simon Wessely by Professor Steven Lubet concerning the PACE trial and the former’s enthusiastic support of said study despite its innumerable flaws, http://www.thefacultylounge.org/2016/11/an-open-letter-to-dr-simon-wessely-defender-of-the-pace-study.html We particularly like the paragraph, ‘You compare the PACE Trial to an ocean liner plotting…

PACE part II? Esther Crawley and FITNET

Originally posted on Utting-Wolff Spouts:
In case you missed it, unlikely but kudos if so, today (1 November) has seen considerable media coverage of the proposed FITNET trial[1] (of course the acronym has to include the word ‘fit’) being run by Professor Esther Crawley. Costing £1 million, we yet again see large sums of money being spent on studies promoting the biopsychosocial (BPS) model…