This is a film about the marketing of continual medical 'education'
Disclaimer: this film is an artistic work and does not represent the views of any organisation.
The words of this film come from a recent British Medical Journal 'Frontline' article by Dr Des Spence: End the Scandal of feee education, published 19 June 2013: bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f3936
The backdrop is ENTIRELY RANDOM and taken from collected Pharmaceutical Sponsored Education Pin-board: pinterest.com/peterjgordon/pharmaceutical-sponsored-medical-education/ or from the Key Opinion Leaders in Dementia Pinboard: pinterest.com/peterjgordon/opinion-leaders-in-dementia/
ALL MATERIAL is from open-source, publically available on the internet.
If you want to see the dismal stae of Scottish NHS Hospitality Registers, here is the dtabase the filmmaker has collected through FOI enquiries. It is not yet complete: docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0ApF86-MCSbZzdGlVd2ZPYWhyN1ZUbkliNlFpTGxtMFE#gid=0
The voice on the audio track is that of Lord John McFall, speaking about the 'Banking Enquiry' on Radio Scotland on 19 June 2013. The filmmaker listend and could not help drawing parallels with 'sponsored' medical education.
The image of Charlie Buckwell appears behind his support of the 'objectivity' of sponsored key opinion leaders
The last image is of Stephen Whitehead, Chief Executive of The Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI).
The filmmaker has argued through letters with the 'reality' as presented by Stephen Whitehead. For more, here: holeousia.wordpress.com/category/medical-writings/pharmaceutical-industry-and-medical-education/
The music tracks are thanks to Dexter Britain, under common license: the music, neatly divides this film in two halves:
(1) "Stop It (Instrumental)" by Dexter Britain (dexterbritain.co.uk)
(2) "Grand Movement" by Dexter Britain (dexterbritain.co.uk)