Holyrood Magazine issue 408 / 10 September 2018

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Reasons to be cheerful:  Jeremy Corbyn in search of peace

Health of the nation:

The postcode lottery:
Does where you live dictate how long you live?

The new Cabinet Secretary for Health & Sport

Jason Leitch, Scotland’s National Clinical Director

The parties’ health spokespeople

Robots vs people:
The delivery 
of care

3 Editor’s note
In terms of the current narrative about the power dynamic and gender, it doesn’t get much bigger than this

3 Editor’s note: In terms of the current narrative about the power dynamic and gender, it doesn’t get much bigger than this

6  Roundup: Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks
7 Talking Point: Journalists will beat the fakers and the haters by doing what they have always done
9 Digital Highlights: The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content
10 Political Spotlight: Sex, money, politics, power and cover up 

12  Overview:  Postcode lottery
The delivery of care can depend on where we live

17  Interview: Jeane Freeman
The new Health Secretary comes to the job with plenty of health heritage 

25  Interview: Jason Leitch
Scotland’s national clinical director on changing the culture

30  Q&A: Party health spokespeople
Opposition MSPs’ take on the state of Scotland’s health services

34  A.I. Artificial Intelligence and health
Could the growth of AI offer new hope for the health service?

36  Cover Story: Jeremy Corbyn
The Labour leader on facing a cacophony of criticism

42 Event Report: Will Scotland’s ambitious target help reduce the number of suicides?
44 Comment Dani Garavelli: Glasgow is tackling the hostile environment 
46 GTKY: Fin Carson on becoming head boy against the odds 49 Politicians and their Plates Maree Todd’s favourite dish
48 Diary: Empty letters, proper English and a ghostly apparition
50 Last Word
Sketch: The Programme for Government debate sees claims the SNP is ready for the scrapheap



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