The All Party Parliamentary Group on Pancreatic Cancer is launching a special inquiry into early diagnosis. The inquiry will build upon our prior inquiry reports, Pancreatic Cancer Research: A roadmap to change and Time to Change the Story: A plan of action for pancreatic cancer.
The APPG inquiry will aim to:
- Asses the progress made against existing APPG recommendations on early diagnosis;
- Analyse the early diagnosis developments made in the last few years (since the APPG’s previous inquiries), specifically any relevant successes and failures;
- Identify the most promising initiatives aimed at improving early diagnosis;
- Assess to what degree early diagnosis initiatives taken forward by NHSE and possibly other NHS entities in the UK will benefit pancreatic cancer patients; and
- Make recommendations for early diagnosis and pancreatic cancer in the future.
We are calling for written evidence from a range of stakeholders including patients, carers, family members, clinicians, researchers, charities, policy makers and others.
To respond to the inquiry consultation, please see the Terms of Reference for further background to the inquiry, questions for stakeholders and a guide for written submissions.
The deadline for written submissions has been extended to Friday 27th February 2017.
As part of the inquiry, we will also be holding oral evidence sessions, taking place on dates in January and February. Click here for further information on these oral evidence sessions.
Please send your written submissions to APPGPC@pancreaticcancer.org.uk with the subject “Pancreatic Cancer APPG Early Diagnosis Inquiry”.
If you would like any further information, please contact the APPG Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org