Inverclyde MSP supports call to scale down cancer

Stuart McMillan MSP attended an event run by Cancer Research UK in the Scottish Parliament recently to support the charity’s ‘Scale Down Cancer’ campaign to help prevent obesity-related cancers across Scotland. The MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde heard from Professor Linda Bauld, Cancer Research UK’s prevention expert, and met the fundraisers, volunteers and scientists from […]

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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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Scottish budget plans for fairer Scotland passed by Holyrood

Today, the Scottish Government’s 2019-20 budget plans have been formally approved by the Scottish Parliament. Greenock and Inverclyde MSP, Stuart McMillan, has supported the Finance Secretary’s proposals since he presented them to Parliament in December 2018, with some of the key budget promises including extra funding for education, the health service and infrastructure. To ensure […]

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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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Stuart McMillan MSP lodges Industrial Diseases Bill

Today, Stuart McMillan MSP lodged his Proposed Recovery of Medical Costs for Industrial Disease (Scotland) Bill, which aims to enable Scottish Ministers to recover, from the party responsible for causing an industrial disease, certain costs incurred by the NHS in providing care and treatment to those suffering from that disease. The Greenock and Inverclyde SNP […]

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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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Inverclyde MSP supports Cervical Cancer Prevention Week

This week, Stuart McMillan MSP for Greenock and Inverclyde is joining Jo’s Cervical Cancer Trust in raising awareness about how women can reduce their risk of cervical cancer. In the UK, over 3,200 women are diagnosed with cervical cancer every year – yet it is one of the only cancers that is preventable. Cervical screening […]

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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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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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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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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 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 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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