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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 12, 2024

The next meeting of the CPG has been scheduled for 12 June 2024.

Anyone wishing to attend must contact [email protected]

 2024 Meetings

18th September 2024

11th December 2024

All 6pm

Get in touch

If you want to get in touch, you can contact [email protected]


Involved in the group

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

Current Members

Pauline McNeill


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: Glasgow (Region)

Clare Adamson

Deputy Convener

Party: Scottish National Party

MSP for: Motherwell and Wishaw (Constituency)

Liam McArthur


Party: Scottish Liberal Democrats

MSP for: Orkney Islands (Constituency)

Colin Smyth


Party: Scottish Labour

MSP for: South Scotland (Region)

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 
Matthew James
Elisabeth Bardell
Dr Ian Arnott
Prof Richard Russell
Dr Graham Naismith
Dr Jonathan McDonald
Dr Daniel Gaya
Sr Vikki Garrick
CNS Seth Squires 
CNS Allan Boal
Prof David Wilson
Cher-antonia Khedim
Dr Dagmar Kastner
Dr Su Bunn
Dr Iain Chalmers
Dr Harvey Humphrey
Sandra McCrae


Crohn`s & Colitis UK - secretary
Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (the ALLIANCE)