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14 – Nicola Sturgeon



Nicola Sturgeon is the Deputy First Minister and health secretary in Scotland, and a politician in the SNP.

At the Scottish LMCs conference in March she launched an outspoken attack on the NHS reforms led by her English counterpart, claiming they had turned GP-led commissioning into a ‘dirty word’ associated with privatisation and market-based competition.

She has also overseen the abolition of prescription charges across Scotland during her time in office.

Pulse guest editor Georgina Brown interviews Nicola Sturgeon

Pulse guest editor Georgina Brown interviews Nicola Sturgeon Top 20 most influential non-GPs of 2011

This article appeared as part of Pulse’s list of the top 20 most influential non-GPs of 2011. The full list can be found here.

The top 50 most influential GPs of 2011 can also be viewed here.