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Scotland appoints health minister

BMJ 1999; 318 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.318.7197.1508a (Published 05 June 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;318:1508
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    Scotland's newly appointed health minister, Susan Deacon, a former business consultant, has experienced a meteoric political rise over the past year. Initially she was rejected by the Labour party as a candidate for the Scottish parliament but she won an appeal. She was then selected and won a parliamentary seat and now has been appointed as …

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