One letter details the fierce opposition to another of Theresa May’s government appointments

Originally posted on Mutterings from the Left:
PRESS RELEASE: Over 65 Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisations, campaigners and mental health professionals have signed a letter opposing the appointment of Professor Sir Simon Wessely to lead the independent review of the Mental Health Act as announced in Theresa May’s speech at this year’s Conservative party conference:…

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…