Holyrood Magazine issue 366 / 12 September 2016

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Healthcare in Scotland: including an interview with Maureen Watt, the UK’s first dedicated mental health minister, features on realistic medicine, person-centred care, health inequalities and persistent challenges with alcohol, diabetes, and mental health, and a round table on heart failure. Plus profile of Nicola Sturgeon by Holyrood Editor Mandy Rhodes. 


3 Editor’s note

Questions about motherhood should not be how we judge a professional woman on her abilities


6  Roundup

Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks


8 Talking Point

If the PM wants to address the root causes of the refugee crisis she should revisit UK arms export policy


10 Political Spotlight

How will the new make-up at Holyrood play out?   


12 Digital Highlights

The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content


13   Political profile:  Nicola Sturgeon

The unabridged version of Mandy Rhodes’ profile of the SNP leader


23  Overview: Realistic medicine

Putting the person in the centre of their care requires a culture shift


29  Special feature: NHS Health Scotland

NHS Health Scotland explains why collaboration with the third sector is a key part of their strategy


31  Interview: Maureen Watt

Exclusive interview with the UK’s first ever dedicated mental health minister


37  Q&A: Health specialists

Insight from the front line of Scotland’s persistent and emerging health challenges


42 Round table

Heart failure is not being recognised or diagnosed, despite being very common


46 Comment

Henry McLeish: Major constitutional change needs more than a small majority


47 Inbox

A call for a probe into undercover policing and talk about growth


48 Diary

Accidental Scottish Labour leader, a 40th birthday, stand-up comedy and a film 


49 On the Desk

Shadow minister for inequality Monica Lennon reveals what’s on her desk


50 Last Word

Sketch: Having decided it didn’t like the answer it got in 2014, the SNP has graciously decided to listen again

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