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World Inflammatory Bowel Disease Day on 19 May 2024

  • Submitted by: Pauline McNeill, Glasgow, Scottish Labour.
  • Date lodged: Thursday, 16 May 2024
  • Motion reference: S6M-13249

That the Parliament recognises World Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Day on 19 May 2024; understands that Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are serious chronic diseases where the immune system attacks the gut, affecting over 500,000 people in the UK, including over 50,000 people living in Scotland; further understands that Scotland has the highest proportion of the population of people living with IBD in the UK; believes that, on this World IBD Day, Crohn’s and Colitis UK will seek to tackle the stigma, myths, and misunderstanding around IBD, which, it understands, have meant that thousands of people with these conditions are experiencing them in silence; commends Crohn's and Colitis UK for its work in supporting people in the UK who are living with Crohn's and colitis, and thanks Crohn's and Colitis UK and all who support the organisation for their dedication to people living with IBD.

Supported by: Clare Adamson, Alexander Burnett, Maggie Chapman, Foysol Choudhury, Katy Clark, Sharon Dowey, Pam Duncan-Glancy, Kenneth Gibson, Pam Gosal, Bill Kidd, Monica Lennon, John Mason, Liam McArthur, Marie McNair, Audrey Nicoll, Paul O'Kane, Ash Regan, Emma Roddick, Alex Rowley, Mark Ruskell, Alexander Stewart, Kevin Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Sue Webber, Annie Wells, Tess White, Elena Whitham, Brian Whittle, Beatrice Wishart