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Briggs chairs roundtable discussion with Brain Tumour Charity at Holyrood

Following on from the Members' Business Debate on Brain Tumour Awareness in December 2017 and a collective desire to move this issue on to the next level, Scottish Conservative Shadow Minister for Health, Miles Briggs MSP was delighted to chair an excellent roundtable discussion in the Scottish Parliament with the Brain Tumour Charity.

The purpose and overall aim of this roundtable discussion was to bring together Members of the Scottish Parliament, researchers, clinicians, charities, patient representatives and carers in order to facilitate the creation of a draft paper to provide a comprehensive overview of the issues discussed and propose recommendations to the SNP Scottish Government, whose continued silence on its acceptance of this issue remains extremely deafening.

The focus of this discussion concentrated on two central issues: early diagnosis as well as patient experience.

Miles Briggs is the Chair of the Cross Party Group on Cancer.

Miles Briggs comments:

“I was very pleased to have chaired this important meeting on how we can improve diagnosis and patient experience for brain tumour patients in Scotland.

“It was very informative and moving to hear from patients and it is clear that we still have a long way to go on improving patient experiences.

“The contributions from Neuro-oncology experts highlighted the importance of identifying symptoms and early diagnosis.”

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Miles Briggs