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Crawford Welcomes Projected Increase In NHS Forth Valley Staff

Forth Valley Royal Hospital

A Scottish Government report has highlighted that the overall number of staff in Forth Valley’s NHS is set to increase by over 190 in the year between 31st March 2017 and 31st March 2018.
The overall increase to Scotland’s NHS in this time is 1,414.2 (or 1%), however, the Forth Valley area will see a 3.5% increase from 5,393.2 to 5,583.9 posts.

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Bruce Encourages Stirling Shops To Take Part In Autism Hour

Autism Hour
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SNP Councillor Slams Stirling’s Tory MP For Voting Against Pay Rise For Public Sector Workers

Susan McGill on Majury
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World’s Biggest Coffee Morning Is A Hit In Stirling

Bruce Crawford MSP and Steven Paterson MP hand over the cheque to MacMillan Cancer Support representative Pauline McMillan

This year’s ‘World’s Biggest Coffee Morning’ proved to be a huge hit once again in Stirling after local MP Steven Paterson and MSP Bruce Crawford raised £381 for MacMillan Cancer Support.

Coffee mornings took place across the country on 30th September, encouraging people to donate cakes, treats, and home baking in an effort to raise as much money as possible for the charity. Mr Paterson and Mr Crawford held their joint event in the Stirling Smith Museum and Art Gallery.

MacMillan works to support those who are battling cancer as well as their families by offering advice as well as helping with financial concerns whilst someone is undergoing treatment, volunteers are available to assist from the moment someone is diagnosed with cancer.

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Flagship SNP Policy Welcomed As Care Hub Gets The Go-Ahead

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Paterson Highlights Importance Of HIV Testing

Central Sexual Health

This week (18-25th November) marks HIV test week – promoting the benefits of regular screening and early testing to gay or bisexual men as well as black African men and women.

These groups make up 7/10 of those living with HIV in the UK.
In the first 6 months of this year, 8 more people were diagnosed with HIV in the Forth Valley area – bringing the overall number of people living with the disease to 173.

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Paterson attends Arthritis week debate

Steven Paterson MP

Arthritis affects around 2 in 5 of the UK population and restricts the ability of suffers to do some of the simplest tasks even at a young age. A debate was held on this subject for the first time in five years. Steven Paterson MP for Stirling attended this debate in Westminster Hall and you can watch proceedings here. There were some great contributions from SNP MP’s and a particularly moving speech by Labour’s Lyn Brown MP a sufferer of RA.

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£380k Invested In Forth Valley NHS For Winter Resilience

Forth Valley Royal Hospital
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Crawford Welcomes “Bold Agenda” For Scotland

Bruce Crawford

Bruce Crawford MSP for Stirling Constituency has today welcomed a series of policy announcements made by the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon at the SNP Spring Conference in Glasgow. The First Minister confirmed that a re-elected SNP government will: Increase Maternity Grants for the birth of a first child; reintroduce payments […]

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