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Ch + Ad Psychiatrist. Author of #BeingWithAndSayingGoodbye. Karnac 2016. Opinions, not advice. #TherapeuticAttitude #NatureOfEvidence #Improvisation

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Boris Johnson's dad says he's in 'cloud cuckoo land' over Brexit trade deal https://t.co/iCsZ1hM0XB
Retweeted by Andrew WestMaking UK government Covid advice/rules fun. https://t.co/PyqY7FaxNk
8/4
2020
I am so happy to be playing in this with my OI friends today! 💙 https://t.co/QNKIdVF8e7
Retweeted by Andrew WestThat's my pal Phil on the right. I wonder how many people he has effectively mentored in #FreeMusicalImprovisationhttps://t.co/21BVODZsgDToday!!! Includes a piece I have devised. https://t.co/Oaeq3g64Z0
Retweeted by Andrew WestAll these tweets, "is there anyone else out there who....?" The answer is Yes. @agirlwakingup Angry might be one answer
8/3
2020
@riverthistle Desk bound work is the cause of so much physical and emotional stress. Makes me miss my waitressing d… https://t.co/660YFPin3c
Retweeted by Andrew West @riverthistle @TheShr1nk John Berger would have something to say about that. eg. "All false ideologies rely upon a… https://t.co/5qZwzCj27B @riverthistle @TheShr1nk The maturity is welcome, certainly, but it seems to be mainly needed to manage things of w… https://t.co/HI6PzygwE5 @TheShr1nk When it comes, I'll bet it's an illusion. I'll be suspicious anyway.
8/2
2020
Oddly enough, this is same kind of double bind communication that Gregory Bateson identified as contributor to psyc… https://t.co/8JS5wgU4nY
Retweeted by Andrew WestThis is logic we're now seeing everywhere. Deny something even exists by speaking of it as if it were something els… https://t.co/rQod9VShmP
Retweeted by Andrew West @JenniferLeahMD ...and actually, still to be one, to an extent. @JenniferLeahMD I think it helps to have BEEN a child.So it begins. https://t.co/50ubupQTZr
Retweeted by Andrew WestSomeone has just flown a figure of 8 over the #JohnRadcliffeHosp in a Spitfire with "Thank U NHS" painted underneat… https://t.co/7z26kSWEt4 @OmPhoenix Yes, absolutely. It was probably from your tweets that I first became aware. But my interest here is th… https://t.co/dg3ebB1fKMNew guidance, dated 16th July but just published today: NERVTAG: Assessment of transmission of COVID-19 through mu… https://t.co/btVTDal0Eg
Retweeted by Andrew WestParticularly intrigued by the "lung flute" - an FDA approved medical device that uses an internal reed to generate… https://t.co/fpEFFa9mbL"We are all aware that life fills our bodies with meaning" ~ John Berger. Art And Revolution. I love bold statemen… https://t.co/oiwsqqfUgL
8/1
2020
Let's hope bicycling Boris can do something more for #cycling I am tired of these cycle tracks that veer off into… https://t.co/w28COwLcS6"gestures shaping abstraction into object and sound" #sculpture #music https://t.co/bWqTfy9NY0"Not stupidity. Greed" https://t.co/FJZVhFeep2There is no 'zero risk' in easing travel restrictions, WHO says https://t.co/FgPPiIZWme Look, there is never any… https://t.co/4RV0h3qEdk @HelenRSalisbury Indeed. But this isn't about the quality of healthcare. What he and the Tories understand perfectl… https://t.co/ftbAjmR8pr
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7/31
2020
@KesiaDecote @onformsculpture Ah yes. There is quite a contrast between a #sculpture and a piece of #music, isn't t… https://t.co/BblF9z32ys
7/30
2020
Here is a lovely generous idea. When live #music is in such short supply due to you-know-what. Your own exclusiv… https://t.co/XERevEDS6x @KesiaDecote Hi Kesia. Your 1min #improvisations remind me of this exhibition I saw a while ago (actually a sub-set… https://t.co/1T0ISpmGfd @lynne_drummond I expect you will. Good luck with the next phase!A quick reminder that (IMHO) the best ever (and funniest) depiction of therapy in action is by @ninaconti https://t.co/JcJlmjiw9q
Retweeted by Andrew WestPollinator declines are already reducing crop yields in North America https://t.co/C9Dt6hhBsV @riverthistle Perfectly understandably. Absolutely fine.
7/29
2020
@JohnLauner Decades of practice. @mairi_wickens Very evocative photos! Hope you feel reconnected.I had a joke about music therapy telehealth, but y’all are always a beat behind.
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7/28
2020
Switching an entire practice to remote services is challenging. In music, we are often asked to "modulate" in order… https://t.co/nEXD2rcw5y
Retweeted by Andrew West @davecurtis314 @SamShem2 You forgot 3. Everyone is differentSaturday 01 August, I would like to offer you 1 minute of live music, delivered on your hands - on your phone. Book… https://t.co/yQ0XOdeA83
Retweeted by Andrew WestOne week from tonight @OxTweets . More free #musical #improv from the #OxfordImprovisers collective, live streamin… https://t.co/pI1t7He6F7One week from tonight @OxTweets More free #musical #improv from @OX_Improvisers live-streaming on Youtube. + Pie… https://t.co/iWroz5eNwhOne week from tonight @OxTweets More free #musical #improv from the @OX_Improvisers live-streaming on Youtube.… https://t.co/oUxUvbOPpsOne week from tonight @OxTweets. More free #musical #improv from the #OxfordImprovisers collective, live streaming… https://t.co/ZHhQl4n5Yl"That in person interaction is crucial to the success of therapy." #BeingWith #BWSG https://t.co/PcXQe7Ce2u
7/27
2020
12/ Everything I just mentioned is gone now. Mid-pandemic, here's what face-to-face schools look like: 1⃣ kids una… https://t.co/wp3yVuEmX3
Retweeted by Andrew West @riverthistle Depends if it has been made with too much sugar or not.Chlorine-washed chicken & hormone-fed beef here in the UK? NO NO NO. Support @whichuk's campaign to… https://t.co/XBvKygNDeG
Retweeted by Andrew West @doc_bipolar @PookyH @AutisticDoctor It does make a difference, but it's the opposite of what most people who use "… https://t.co/2vwyj7U8xB
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7/25
2020
@riverthistle thought I'd say hello. (See, I can remember stuff from this morning.)A properly functioning and resourced public health system is vital. If we learn one thing here, it's that the publ… https://t.co/OmkZNPommb
Retweeted by Andrew WestWhen @IndependentSage say that something is encouraging, I feel encouraged. https://t.co/wIhD2r6oQP @Cathy_Creswell In the presence of such powerful drivers, I would want to be more cautious about about conclusions… https://t.co/Rc4V3cDEct @Cathy_Creswell So there is too little known, in my view. My hunch is that universal schooling acts as a leveller (… https://t.co/nsVmoCarV1 @Cathy_Creswell I did not mean to sound patronising. I genuinely see the work that went into this. But I think tha… https://t.co/SVxtxbDP4NDamn, this woman is fine. https://t.co/U5dRDGXLqJ
Retweeted by Andrew West @Cathy_Creswell Impressive effort, certainly. But how one draws conclusions and quotes. Here is another: "We do n… https://t.co/3EZng49eAC @riverthistle You put it well (there's a stroke...you may get another before the day is out, who knows?). And what… https://t.co/1KhgHs07fvJust heard on the news that flu jabs will be available for half the population including everyone over 50. We orde… https://t.co/EHQgPcroyf
Retweeted by Andrew West @Cathy_Creswell And yet we remember how everyone in the family gets the bugs when schools go back after holidays, b… https://t.co/4Asa9pC0EI
7/24
2020
@DrHowardLiu @NDCaputo There you go. First tutorial!Fundamental flaw in American politics. Fact that one party is called the Democratic Party risks half the country be… https://t.co/8nRPtsB42IIf *any* MP is not angry and active on our behalf and on behalf of the country, they are not representatives; not d… https://t.co/Djam5XwYOD
7/23
2020
The British ruling class are dominated by a highly dysfunctional group of care leavers https://t.co/J6lEOLKVhd
Retweeted by Andrew West @ElspethWebb Very expensively "looked after children". @riverthistle Ask yourself "What work am I doing right now?" (Includes repair-work, building, etc. You will be doin… https://t.co/ricjNfh3mP @edanaming That is despair-inducing. (activates self-repair cycle...)Good article on nostalgia. I didn't know that nostalgia was once considered a medical condition; interesting that i… https://t.co/6p9P0MkXci
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7/22
2020
@LauraDonnellyMD @madyetmia1985 Brief concern perhaps, then put him on first page and sleep in another room. @mariannecrMT Yup!Especially this https://t.co/fPwbvlC69O
Retweeted by Andrew West @helenmallam Well, it wouldn't have quite the same surprise factor, coming from the leader of the opposition. More… https://t.co/yXIhp5z0sAHere you have about three chapters' worth of #BeingWithAndSayingGoodbye ...in seven tweets. I have decided to fee… https://t.co/dlbzyJJ2WxThread #HealthTech #healthcare #NHS #DigitalHealth https://t.co/QHcAy3aQG3 @rcpsych : "The College’s Choose Psychiatry campaign has helped to increase the fill rate from 69% in 2017 to 78% i… https://t.co/uMZ6TojF89"Aides to the prime minister briefed journalists at the time that she may not have made it to the briefing because… https://t.co/5RBiNv1is7"Aides to the prime minister briefed journalists at the time that she may not have made it to the briefing because… https://t.co/VSA40gU46gJust look at the numbers of new registrations per week. These are the ones that register with this service. Then th… https://t.co/I5CsBH67WV
7/21
2020
Important. There is a while world of experience that never gets any traction in management, professionalism, academ… https://t.co/TqcYvOgufSSorry folks, we've had a technical hitch. New link here https://t.co/t3gGUjOTJc Enjoy!
Retweeted by Andrew West @davecurtis314 @rcpsych Does it? @Tony_Robinson Maybe there is a large number of fatuous rich people hanging on his every word. The rich and fatuous
7/20
2020
Read the comprehensive Independent SAGE position on face coverings: 1. They play an important role, but not as a su… https://t.co/u9yoYIh8kD
Retweeted by Andrew West @dr_shibley Sometimes I think Twitter provides the perfect showcase for Eric Berne's #GamesPeoplePlay Favourites… https://t.co/INLnX7K2gl @PeterYerbury @AgnesAyton @ShaunLintern Is there any point in investigating systematic errors if there is not the s… https://t.co/GWRddDqPXj @ShaunLintern Are planes allowed to fly without sufficient staff?
Retweeted by Andrew WestHow one couple has lived for 29 years on an island they built themselves - CNN. I want to live here! https://t.co/D3cWzcunS9
Retweeted by Andrew West @Foreman1David @wendyburn Or the police.I started writing a column in Hospital Doctor in 1980, and continued into the 21st century in Doctor. I've now pu… https://t.co/C5EVUAwa1q
Retweeted by Andrew West @DrNeenaJha Psych is a third of all GP consultations and there is a significant psychological component to most hea… https://t.co/CNyEJSz1qc
Retweeted by Andrew West @LiamTaylorWest @noteblower @TheCBSO Me too (or hear it!)Cannot wait to see this! Thank you so much to @noteblower and @TheCBSO brass quintet for putting this all together 🎺 https://t.co/evpzPPoljR
Retweeted by Andrew WestGreat image! #Music copes with #SocialDistance Come to think of it, music is about joining across space. It is a… https://t.co/LEpvJDX7yA
7/19
2020
@riverthistle Yes, the fact that "it works" (but you don't need to do it if it is to much of a pain or embarrassmen… https://t.co/ehTz5R2dm6 @riverthistle I think a mask is leakier, so there is less re breathing of air, so less correction of pH/CO2. Might… https://t.co/JrFIHGbarlUnless the risk is death, I highly doubt it. https://t.co/xozEdMTCeJ
Retweeted by Andrew WestIs this for real? https://t.co/4rUUguZux5
Retweeted by Andrew WestOK, well done. Now put your mask on properly. #MaskUp https://t.co/mCBgCWMnam
7/18
2020
This year marks 40 years since I became a medical columnist To celebrate this, I'm launching a paperback *today* w… https://t.co/xfy9jmFqLA
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7/17
2020
This is crucial to understanding #psychotherapy and the problem of evaluating #outcomes in an outcome driven servic… https://t.co/EG1cnzGklC @fairlyunruffled That's a great shame. One can only hope for the enthusiasm and #values to be inspired and nurtured… https://t.co/9ZnrQ4q7CJ
7/16
2020

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