News 2005 UK election special

Building a healthier Scotland

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7497.924 (Published 21 April 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:924
  1. Bryan Christie
  1. Edinburgh

    The Scottish National Party wants to see adults and children swapping the crisp and couch for fruit, fibre, and physical jerks. Bryan Christie reports

    Annual health checks for all school pupils, free fruit for pregnant women, and the developmentof rural hospitals are promised in the Scottish National Party's election manifesto to help make Scotland a healthier country. The party's health proposals are based around giving greater priority to the prevention of ill health while reshaping the NHS to improve local access and accountability.

    Providing services over large and sparsely populated geographical areas has always been a challenge in Scotland. At the moment there are …

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