McMillan welcomes pay rise for social care staff

Stuart McMillan MSP has warmly welcomed the immediate wage increase and sick pay provision for social care staff, especially at a time when they are on the frontline responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Greenock and Inverclyde MSP said the move, agreed between the Scottish Government and COSLA, would see social care staff receive an […]

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Health Secretary confirms investment in Scottish Ambulance Service as part of trauma network redesign

On Thursday 27 February, Stuart McMillan MSP received confirmation from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport that the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) is receiving investment as part of the Scottish trauma network redesign. The SNP MSP asked the Health Secretary, Jeane Freeman MSP, how she was ensuring local ambulance provision would not be disadvantaged […]

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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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Stuart McMillan MSP backs Marie Curie call

Stuart McMillan MSP has lent his support to help improve the lives of people in Scotland living with terminal illness. Meeting with representatives from Marie Curie, the terminal illness charity, Stuart was interested to hear about efforts to ensure that everyone should get the care and support they need at the end of life. Marie […]

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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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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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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 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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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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