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10 Years of Macmillan Improving the Cancer Journey in Glasgow

  • Submitted by: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party.
  • Date lodged: Friday, 17 May 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-13264

That the Parliament recognises what it considers to be the impact that the Macmillan Improving the Cancer Journey (ICJ) service has had on the lives of people affected by cancer in Glasgow over the past decade; understands that the pioneering service was set up in 2014 and has been instrumental in providing people affected by cancer with access to crucial emotional, physical, practical, housing and financial support; considers that the service was the first of its kind in the UK, with social care services in Glasgow collaborating closely with the NHS to ensure comprehensive wraparound support; understands that the establishment of the ICJ service was prompted by growing concerns that many people were struggling to access support for the non-clinical effects of cancer; further understands that the service has addressed a wide range of challenges for over 16,000 people and has facilitated £117 million in financial gains for people with cancer; acknowledges that the success of this project has led Macmillan and the Scottish Government to invest £18 million to introduce similar services across Scotland, and welcomes that, by the end of 2024, there will be an Improving the Cancer Journey service available to anyone affected by cancer in Scotland.

Supported by: Karen Adam, Clare Adamson, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Stephanie Callaghan, Maggie Chapman, Bob Doris, Sharon Dowey, Annabelle Ewing, Kenneth Gibson, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane (Registered interest) , Monica Lennon, Rona Mackay, John Mason, Audrey Nicoll, Ash Regan, Emma Roddick, Kevin Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Michelle Thomson, Tess White, Elena Whitham