About the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on pancreatic cancer
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 2017 the APPG on Pancreatic Cancer published a report on the importance of earlier diagnosis, called The Need For Speed which can be read here. Additional key reports can be can be found in our reports section.
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 17th July 2017 is:
Nic Dakin MP
Nick Thomas-Symonds MP
Lord Porter of Spalding
Pancreatic Cancer UK
provides the Secretariat to the APPG on Pancreatic Cancer
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