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Inflammatory Bowel Disease

This Cross-party group's purpose:

To raise awareness of the issues faced by people living with IBD and the impact of the condition on their lives among parliamentarians.

To raise awareness of the high incidence of IBD in Scotland and the increasing incidence of childhood IBD.

To promote and monitor implementation of the National Blueprint for Inflammatory Bowel Disease in Scotland.

To be a stimulus to galvanise support from local and national policymakers.

To act as a conduit for sharing and dissemination of best practice.

Next meeting

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

This meeting will be held virtually at 6pm, anyone wishing to attend must contact Elaine Steven.

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact Elaine Steven


Involved in the group

MSPs, individuals and organisations who participate in and support this group.

Current Members

McNeill, Pauline

Pauline McNeill


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Glasgow (Region)

Adamson, Clare

Clare Adamson

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Motherwell and Wishaw (Constituency)

McArthur, Liam

Liam McArthur


Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for: Orkney Islands (Constituency)

Smyth, Colin

Colin Smyth


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

Webber, Sue

Sue Webber


Party: Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

MSP for: Lothian (Region)

Non MSP Individuals

Kirsty Gibson

Angus McLean 

Edmund Murray

Amy Bednarz

Nancy Greig

Michelle Convery

Elizabeth Bardell

Matthew Hilfirty

Denyse Aitken

Fiona Bernardis

Dr Ian Arnott

Prof Richard Russell

Dr Graham Naismith

Dr Jonathan McDonald

Emma Howie

Vikki Garrick

Seth Squires

Allan Boal

Prof David Wilson

Cher-antonia Khedim

Dr Dagmar Kastner

Dr Su Bunn

Dr Iain Chalmers

Dr Alaa Jalal

Rob Gowans

Allan Faulds

Sarah Sleet

Ruth Wakeman

Jackie Glatter


Crohn`s & Colitis UK - secretary

Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE)

Group work


Annual return / report

Annual return / report