Bob Doris MSP with Carol Monaghan MP and Chris Stephens MP supporting MacmillanSNP MSP for Glasgow, Bob Doris, visited Macmillan’s isolation booth in Central Station recently. The booth presented limited vision of the outside world and whilst inside Bob heard of the experiences of two women facing cancer. Bob spoke to a number of volunteers about the impact that cancer has on the lives of those facing the illness as well as their family and friends.

Having already helped over 1,000 people in Glasgow, their volunteers provide an in depth knowledge about cancer and they provide support for patients and relatives alike.

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People with mental health conditions save £4.8m on prescriptions

The SNP has today welcomed new figures, obtained through a Parliamentary Question, which show that people with long-term and mental health conditions are saving millions as a result of the abolition of prescription charges in Scotland.

The figures show that in 2015-16 it is expected that people with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease will save £2.6 million as a result of the policy and people with cardiovascular conditions will save £4.6 million. In England, people with long-term and mental health conditions face prescription charges of £8.20 per item, following a further increase in April.

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SNP MSP Bob Doris has today welcomed new figures showing the number of beds occupied by delayed discharge has fallen to its lowest level since 2013.

Today’s figures from ISD Scotland show a reduction of nine per cent in May 2015 - or nearly 5,000 bed days - when compared to the same month last year.

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Bob with local SNP members following Bob Doris’ unanimous endorsement meeting at Maryhill Burgh Halls on 22nd JulySNP MSP for Glasgow, Bob Doris, was recently selected to contest the Maryhill and Springburn Scottish Parliamentary seat at next year’s Scottish elections. The endorsement meeting, held in Maryhill’s Burgh Halls, unanimously backed Bob to win the seat from Labour who currently hold the constituency. Bob, who stays in Maryhill, has served as a Regional MSP for Glasgow since 2007. The meeting was chaired by the new MP for Glasgow North, Patrick Grady, who is also the SNP’s National Secretary.

Commenting on becoming the candidate Bob Doris said: “It is both an honour and a privilege to be selected to contest the 2016 Scottish Parliamentary elections for the SNP. It is also a great responsibility but one that I am ready for. It has been humbling to see the growth in SNP support across Maryhill and Springburn which has led to SNP MP’s Anne McLaughlin and Patrick Grady now representing our local communities at Westminster. It has been humbling to see so many former Labour voters switch to the SNP. Unlike Labour, the SNP will not take their support for granted.

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