Holyrood Magazine issue 387 / 11 September 2017

Written by Holyrood Magazine on 10 September 2017 in Magazine

Healthcare in Scotland: including an interview with Chief Medical Officer Catherine Calderwood; Health service staff reflect on the pressures felt on the front line; Scotland’s triple threat of smoking, alcohol and obesity; Comment from health visionaries Harry Burns and Chris Creegan.  Roundtable on inclusive growth in association with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.‎

3 Editor’s note

If Ruth Davidson is serious about being First Minister then she needs to get serious about how you get there


6  Roundup

Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks


7 Talking Point

Few things make people more aerated than a discussion about the gender stereotyping of children


9 Digital Highlights

The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content


10 Political Spotlight

The politics of left and right return as nationalism goes out of fashion


13   Cover Story:  Overview

Health service staff reflect on the pressures felt on the front line


19   Interview:  CMO

Catherine Calderwood gives Holyrood a progress report on Realistic Medicine


23   Focus:  Health Timebombs

Scotland stilll faces the triple health challenge of smoking, alcohol and obesity but there are signs of progress


26  Special Ffeature: NHS Health Scotland

NHS chief executive Gerry McLaughlin explains why tackling inequality is at the heart of improving health


29  Comment: Health Visionaries

Harry Burns and Chris Creegan on what health challenges really mean


32  Special Feature: Air Pollution

The growing concern over the impact of particulate matter on human health


34 Event Report

Inclusive growth was the topic for discussion at a recent JRF conference


36 Interview

JRF’s chief executive Cambell Robb speaks to Holyrood


38 Getting to Know You

North east MSP Liam Kerr


40 Diary

A boozy lunch, squirrels for tea and Mogg for breakfast


41 Politicians and their Pets

Ross Thompson MP introduces Poppy the dog


42 Last Word

Sketch: Liam Kirkaldy on strained relations between Michel Barnier, David Davis and the Fantastic Dr Fox

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