Congratulations to Beechwood Park Care Home’s Activity Coordinators

Motion S4M-07728: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 17/09/2013

Congratulations to Beechwood Park Care Home’s Activity Coordinators

That the Parliament congratulates the activity coordinators of Beechwood Park Care Home in Clackmannanshire, Fiona Lancaster and Laura Muirhead, on being nominated for a Meaningful Activity award at the 2013 Scottish National Care Home Awards; understands that this category recognises creativity, commitment and achievement in the provision of meaningful activity programmes that add to the quality of care for residents; notes what it sees as the hard work and dedication of Fiona and Laura in providing fun and exciting activities to help keep the home’s residents active, engaged and entertained, and understands that both are working to raise funds to purchase a mini bus for the home in order to allow more trips for residents.

Dr Simpson MSP awarded Fellowship

Dr Simpson MSP awarded Fellowship

Dr Richard Simpson, a Scottish Labour MSP for Mid Scotland and Fife has been awarded a fellowship by the Royal College of General Practitioners. The Royal College of General Practitioners awards Fellowships to doctors whom it wishes to honour for important achievements and in recognition of their significant contribution to general practice.

Prior to his time in the Scottish Parliament, Dr Simpson worked both as a GP and a Psychiatrist, and has continued his interest in these areas through his work as an MSP. He is currently Scottish Labour’s Shadow Minister for Public Health, using his specialist knowledge from his time as a practicing doctor.

The Fellowship from the Royal College of General Practitioners comes in addition to a previous Fellowship from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and an Honorary Professorship at the University of Stirling, in recognition of Dr Simpson’s strong track record in research.

Speaking of the Fellowship, Dr Simpson said;

“It’s a real honour to be awarded this fellowship from the Royal College of Practitioners. I hope that my time as a serving doctor has influenced the way I now approach my role as Shadow Minister for Public Health for the better, and that ultimately I have had a positive impact on the profession, and on healthcare more widely in Scotland, throughout my career.”

 

 ENDS

Stirling Fringe Festival 2013

Motion S4M-07666: Richard Simpson, Mid Scotland and Fife, Scottish Labour, Date Lodged: 11/09/2013

Stirling Fringe Festival 2013

That the Parliament wishes everybody involved with the first Stirling Fringe Festival every success; notes that the festival will run from 12 to 15 September 2013, with 35 shows being performed across 13 venues; recognises what it considers the hard work and dedication put into organising the festival by the team of unpaid volunteers; encourages as many people as possible to support the festival by attending the various performances; acknowledges what it believes will be the contribution that the festival will make to the area by bringing a variety of different genres of the arts to Stirling’s city centre, and, in wishing the festival the best of luck, hopes that it will expand in future years.