Bryan Christie

Bryan Christie works as a freelance medical journalist, editor, and media consultant. He has been commissioned to do work in this capacity for a number of organisations. These include various departments of the Scottish Government; NHS Education for Scotland; NHS Quality Improvement Scotland; the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh; the Royal College of General Practitioners in Scotland; the Royal Society of Edinburgh, the Dementia Services Development Centre at the University of Stirling; and the British Medical Association in Scotland. He has no stock options or shares in any pharmaceutical or healthcare companies, however he invests in a personal pension, which may invest in these types of companies.

Competing interests

1) Have you in the past five years accepted the following from an organisation that may in any way gain or lose financially from the results of your study or the conclusions of your review, editorial, or letter?

a) Reimbursement for attending a symposium?

Yes payment from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh for participation as a member of the consensus panel at three consensus conferences.

b) A fee for speaking?

Yes. Again from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh for speaking at a conference on the impact of media reporting on medicine/health.

c) A fee for organising education?
No
d) Funds for research?
No
e) Funds for a member of staff?
No
f) Fees for consulting?
No

2) Have you in the past five years been employed by an organisation that may in any way gain or lose financially from the results of your study or the conclusions of your review, editorial, or letter?
No

3) Do you hold any stocks or shares in an organisation that may in any way gain or lose financially from the results of your study or the conclusions of your review, editorial, or letter?
No

4) Have you acted as an expert witness on the subject of your study, review, editorial, or letter?
No

5) Do you have any other competing financial interests? If so, please specify.

No