About the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on pancreatic cancer
Update: Please note that the APPG on Pancreatic Cancer will not be in operation until after the General Election on 8th June. While the House of Commons is dissolved, there are no Members of Parliament and the group has no status as an All Party Parliamentary Group.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on pancreatic cancer was established in 2012, by a leading group of parliamentarians with an interest in making a difference for pancreatic cancer. An All-Party Parliamentary Group is primarily an interest group and provides a forum for MPs and Peers to meet and interact with stakeholders, to share ideas about issues and discuss ways to change the political landscape for the subject they are concerned with. The APPG provides an excellent forum for keeping pancreatic cancer high on the political agenda, for example through debates and oral and written questions.
Pancreatic Cancer UK plays an important role by acting as the secretariat for the APPG. The Group is also supported by a range of other interested stakeholders including Pancreatic Cancer Action, Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, NETS Patient Foundation and the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
In 2014 the APPG on Pancreatic Cancer held a Parliamentary Inquiry into how to increase the quality and quantity of pancreatic cancer research. They produced a report called A Roadmap to Change, which can be read here. Additional key reports can be can be found in our reports section, including the 2013 APPG inquiry report, which focused on awareness, diagnosis, treatment and care.
The APPG is made up of Members of all political parties from both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. We also have external, non-parliamentary members. A full list of active members can be downloaded here. The Group’s Officer Team, elected at the AGM on 28th June 2016 is:
Nic Dakin MP
Lord Porter of Spalding
Stuart Andrew MP
Mark Durkan MP
Nick Thomas-Symonds MP
Pancreatic Cancer UK
provides the Secretariat to the APPG on Pancreatic Cancer
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