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Jim Sillars boosts Yes vote in Springburn
Bob Doris MSP
Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Mhairi Black, Jim Sillars, Bob Doris and Victoria Heaney after the meetingAround 130 members of the local community attended a meeting organised and chaired by Glasgow MSP Bob Doris at Glasgow Kelvin College's Springburn campus on 24 July (Thursday) on the forthcoming Independence referendum.

Former SNP and Labour MP and leading member of the Independence movement Jim Sillars was a big draw for those attending. Joining him were two other speakers: Victoria Heaney from the Radical Independence campaign, and Mhairi Black from Women for Independence.

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Glasgow MSP becomes a Hepatitis Champion on World Hepatitis Day
Bob Doris MSP
Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Bob with Charles Gore, President of the World Hepatitis Alliance, “breaking” the interactive tweet wall which aims to raise awareness among the Scottish public and the thousands of people attending the Commonwealth Games. The wall displayed  bricks representing the negative aspects of viral hepatitis that people living with the disease face every day. Every tweet and text message sent using the hashtag  #thinkhepatitis helps to turn a negative statement into a positive message of support, encouraging people to think again about hepatitis.Bob Doris, SNP MSP for Glasgow and Deputy Convenor of the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee, joined Charles Gore, President of the World Hepatitis Alliance, at St Enoch's Square on World Hepatitis Day (yesterday) to raise awareness and tackle stigma around the condition.

Bob, who has been working recently with the Hepatitis C Trust, also formally became a Hepatitis Champion, pledging to continue working to improve the situation for the 20,000 sufferers in Scotland, with another 20,000 estimated undiagnosed. Mr Doris also got tested for hepatitis on the day by the Waverley Trust, and encouraged those most at risk to get themselves screened.

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Brown’s misleading attack highlights need to vote Yes for our NHS
Bob Doris MSP
Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Bob DorisThe debate on how to protect the National Health Service was reopened this week following completely misleading comments from Gordon Brown.

It was reported that the former PM suggested that the UK-wide organ transplant system would be at risk following a Yes vote. This is despite NHS Blood and Transplant, who run the system, confirming last year in a letter to a Tory MSP that the system would remain unchanged following independence.

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Scottish Government infrastructure spending helping to draw investment to Glasgow
Bob Doris MSP
Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Bob Doris MSPGlasgow is set to be a key centre for bio-medical science as the new facilities under construction at the Southern General Hospital are helping to draw in investment to the city.

While the hospital – whose near £1 billion construction was funded by the Scottish Government – is scheduled for completion next year, the cutting edge laboratory facilities that form part of the project are already complete.

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