McMillan encourages flu jab take up

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has urged parents to “trust the facts” and make sure their child is vaccinated for flu this winter. This week, the Scottish Government has launched its annual national flu vaccination programme – with a focus on people with health conditions and children aged 2-5. Every year thousands of children are hospitalised […]

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Over 95% of new parents benefitting from Baby Boxes

New figures have revealed that 20,244 families in the NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde area have benefitted from a Baby Box, as the Scottish Government announced a new design in time for Mother’s Day. Across the country, over 80,000 Baby Boxes have been delivered since April 2017. A team of young people, including 16 year-old […]

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Inverclyde GP practices to receive funding boost

The Scottish Government has unveiled that GP practices in Inverclyde will receive a funding boost this year. The Scottish Government has announced that an additional £20 million support will be given to GP practices across Scotland to help with the costs of running their practices. The ‘GP Premises Sustainability Loan Scheme’ aims to ease the […]

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Budget gets Holyrood backing with boost for local services

SNP SUPPORT INCREASE IN INVESTMENT IN INVERCLYDE Greenock and Inverclyde SNP MSP backed the SNP’s budget plans last night, which offer economic stability in the face of Brexit while giving a cash boost to the NHS, schools and other vital services. Despite Westminster cuts of almost £2 billion in a decade to Scotland’s block resource […]

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Political parties urged to back NHS investment

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has called on his political opponents across Inverclyde to get behind the Scottish Government’s draft budget proposals that commits an extra £729 million for health and care services. Last month, Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP announced plans to increase spending on NHS frontline boards by £430 million – a 4.2% on […]

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Stuart McMillan gets the needle at Parliament

Health campaigners needled Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan last week – but it was all in the cause of learning first-hand how our local pharmacies can help deliver a vital health service to the public more effectively. Unlike in England, highly qualified pharmacists are unable to administer flu vaccinations for the NHS – despite […]

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McMillan Welcomes NHSGGC Commitment to IRH

Yet again, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Chairman John Brown, has confirmed that the IRH has a long-term future. Local MSP Stuart McMillan has demanded that stories to the contrary end once and for all. Mr Brown has today said; “The Board has already confirmed its commitment to Inverclyde Royal Hospital. “Suggestions that it is […]

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McMillan welcomes £775m spent on free eye tests

The SNP’s protection of free eye tests in Scotland has seen people benefit over 21 million times from the initiative since 2007 – with the Scottish Government investing over £775 million in the policy over the last decade. The policy is a key part of the SNP’s commitment to providing world-leading services for everyone, no […]

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McMillan encourages flu jab take up

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has urged all eligible adults in Greenock and Inverclyde to take up the offer of a free flu vaccination. Everyone aged 65 and over, pregnant women and people at most risk of serious illness are offered the flu vaccination on the NHS. Flu rates in Scotland doubled in December with the […]

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McMillan Highlights NHS Inform During FMQs

Stuart McMillan, Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, today asked Nicola Sturgeon during First Minister’s Questions (FMQs) what action the Scottish Government is taking to ensure that people are not misled by fake medical information online, and raised awareness of ‘NHS Inform’. Mr McMillan was compelled to ask the First Minister about this following reports that Macmillan […]

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McMillan rebukes Labour’s attack of NHS

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, spoke in Parliament today to support our local NHS following the Audit Scotland annual report into the health service’s performance. The Audit Scotland report recognises the innovative work being done to tackle delayed discharge, integrate health and social care, and embed realistic medicine by the SNP Government whilst also […]

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FOI Request Shows IRH in Safe Hands 

An FOI request undertaken by Stuart McMillan MSP has shown that the long-term future of the IRH is secure after its findings revealed significant developments taking place within the hospital. Stuart, the MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, requested the detailed information from the Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board after numerous false stories were circulated […]

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More than £19 million invested in IRH over last five years

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP Stuart McMillan and Ronnie Cowan MP have both welcomed the news that NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (NHSGGC) has invested over £19,135,000 in the IRH over the last five years. The board has underlining its commitment to the Inverclyde Royal Hospital (IRH) with £800,000 investment over the current financial year. Last […]

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Local MSP and MP Meet with Health Board Chief Executive

Stuart McMillan MSP and Ronnie Cowan MP met with new Chief Executive of Greater Glasgow and Clyde Health Board Jane Grant and Chairman John Brown to discuss matters of healthcare relating to Inverclyde. Mr McMillan and Mr Cowan had asked for the meeting, with senior management, to discuss health services in Inverclyde and both politicians […]

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