Budget delivers for Scotland amidst Brexit chaos, says McMillan

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay MSP set out his 2019-2020 budget in the Scottish Parliament, which prepares Scotland’s economy for the opportunities of the future, enables the transformation of essential public services, and builds a more inclusive and just society. It does so in the context of continuing UK austerity, which has reduced the Scottish Government’s […]

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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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Local MSP: UK Government Budget does not deliver for Scotland

SNP MSP Stuart McMillan has criticised the UK Government for failing the people of Inverclyde yet again, following this year’s Budget announcement. After promising to end austerity, the UK Government’s budget has in fact failed Scottish people, with Scotland’s resource block grant almost £2 billion lower in real terms next year than it was less […]

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McMillan Meets with St Andrew’s First Aid

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, has praised the volunteers who give freely of their time to support the St Andrew’s First Aid Inverclyde Company. Mr McMillan was able to meet with the Inverclyde Company last week and learn more about St Andrew’s First Aid. Speaking after the visit, Stuart said: “I really commend the […]

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Inverclyde MSP to lead Eye Health Week 2018 debate

As part of Eye Heath Week 2018, which takes place between 24 and 30 September, SNP MSP Stuart McMillan, who also convenes the Cross Party Group on Visual Impairment (CPGVI), will lead a debate to highlight the importance of the Scottish Government’s free eye test policy which has seen people benefit over 21 million times […]

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Stuart McMillan MSP welcomes 2018 Programme for Government

SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde has applauded the Scottish Government’s 2018 Programme for Government which was set out by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today. Commenting, Mr McMillan said: “This Programme for Government sets out an ambitious plan that will deliver for people, communities and businesses now and make the investments that will benefit future […]

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Inverclyde to benefit from Carer’s Allowance Supplement

Scotland’s new public service to make first social security payments. SNP MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde, Stuart McMillan, has welcomed the news that carers in Inverclyde will receive the first payments of the new Carer’s Allowance Supplement from mid-September, back-dated to April. This new benefit will be paid twice a year by Social Security Scotland, […]

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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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Local MSP welcomes new travel vaccinations service

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, has welcomed the introduction of a travel vaccinations service at Boots’ Greenock store in the Oak Mall Shopping Centre. As part of Health Information Week 2018, Mr McMillan met Boots’ pharmacist Neil Morton to find out more about this new service – something few pharmacies offer – which is […]

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Local MSP supports Marie Curie baking challenge

Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde joined over 150 people at a special event celebrating terminal illness charity Marie Curie’s latest fundraiser on Wednesday 20 June 2018. The Blooming Great Garden Party held at Edinburgh’s Holyrood Park saw MSPs, volunteers and supporters join celebrations for the Blooming Great Tea Party campaign. The charity is […]

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McMillan Offers Positive Direction for Local Development Plan

With the consultation on Inverclyde Council’s new Local Development Plan (LDP) closing this Friday, local MSP Stuart McMillan has today sent in his submission to the consultation. Welcoming much of the LDP, Stuart has offered constructive feedback, while highlighting areas he feels should be of greater or lesser priority. Click here to view my submission. Speaking […]

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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 demands Perjeta in Scotland now

Stuart McMillan MSP is supporting Breast Cancer Now Scotland’s campaign demanding that Perjeta, a cancer drug, be made available to women in Scotland living with incurable breast cancer. The Greenock and Inverclyde MSP has written to the General Manager at Roche, the manufacturer of Perjeta, as well as the Director of the NHS’s National Procurement […]

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McMillan commends Scotch Whisky Association Action Fund

Stuart McMillan MSP has commended the Scotch Whisky Association’s (SWA) Action Fund which this year has awarded £180,000 to fifteen local initiatives working to reduce alcohol harm in Scotland. The fund extends the SWA’s commitment to addressing alcohol misuse and promoting responsible drinking. This is the fourth round of awards from the fund set up […]

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McMillan commends dedication of NHS staff

Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, has commended the tremendous efforts of NHS staff during March of this year as the number of planned operations rose despite severe winter weather and travel disruption. March saw unseasonably cold weather, with Scotland’s first ever red weather alert across large swathes of the country and the army providing […]

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Stuart McMillan MSP Seeks To Boost NHS Cash

A consultation has been launched today by Stuart McMillan MSP in a new attempt to support the NHS claw back the millions it spends on treating industrial diseases. The consultation seeks views on a Bill put forward by Mr McMillan, and would allow the recovery of costs associated with NHS treatment for industrial diseases caused […]

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