The APPG on Pancreatic Cancer is pleased to invite you to its next meeting on Tuesday, 20th March from 11:30am to 1:00pm in Committee Room 8.

The session will focus on the first ever NICE guideline on pancreatic cancer.  Created for healthcare professionals, commissioners and patients, the guideline seeks to improve care for pancreatic cancer by ensuring that patients receive quicker and more accurate diagnosis, as well as the most effective treatments depending upon how advanced the cancer is.  The guideline includes recommendations concerning the appropriate tests for diagnosis and treatment, the specialist pancreatic cancer team’s role, and the need for psychological support and symptom management.    These recommendations will be instrumental in standardizing care for pancreatic cancer throughout the entire care pathway from diagnosis and beyond.

We hope to explore the potential impact of the NICE guideline, the challenges to its implementation, and how the APPG on Pancreatic Cancer and the pancreatic cancer community can overcome these challenges.

Professor John Primrose, University of Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and Chair of the NICE pancreatic cancer guideline committee, and Lesley Goodburn, Lay member of the NICE pancreatic cancer guideline committee, will highlight the guideline’s potential impact, as well as, likely challenges.  Robin Hewings, Head of Policy at Diabetes UK, will discuss the impact NICE guidelines have had on the diabetes community and how the charity uses the guidelines to facilitate change.

MINUTES OF THE APPG MEETING OF 17th July 2017, 16:00

Parliamentary Members in attendance:

Lord Aberdare (Vice-Chair); Nic Dakin MP (Chair); Colleen Fletcher MP; Oliver Heald MP; Kevin Holindrake MP (Vice-Chair); Baroness Masham (Vice-Chair); Virendra Sharma MP; Nick Thomas-Symonds MP (Vice-Chair)

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The next meeting of the APPG on Pancreatic Cancer will take place on 14th September at 10:30 in Committee Room 19, Palace of Westminster. 

The meeting will focus on pancreatic cancer treatments, considering current standard treatments for pancreatic cancer, emerging treatments and supportive interventions.

The session will include presentations from Professor Andrew Hart, former president of the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland who will discuss supportive interventions, and Anna Jewell, Director of Operations at Pancreatic Cancer UK who will give an overview of current standard treatments for pancreatic cancer and what improvements are needed.

The meeting is open to all parliamentarians and the public. For more information, please contact APPGPC@Pancreaticcancer.org.uk

MINUTES OF THE APPG MEETING OF 28th June 2016, 10:30am

Parliamentary Members in attendance:

Stuart Andrew MP; Nic Dakin MP (Chair); Mark Durkan MP; Baroness Masham; Lord Porter of Spalding; Nick Thomas-Symonds MP.

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MINUTES OF THE APPG MEETING OF 15th MARCH 2016, 10am

Parliamentary Members in attendance:

Lord Aberdare; Stuart Andrew MP; Nic Dakin MP (Chair); Mark Durkan MP; Colleen Fletcher MP; Baroness Masham; Nick Thomas-Symonds MP.

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AGM to be held on 28th June 2016, 10:30, Committee Room 21

The APPG on Pancreatic Cancer will be holding its annual general meeting on 28th June at 10:30 in Committee Room 21, Westminster Palace. 

The meeting is open to all parliamentarians and the public. It will focus on the election of Officers and planning for the year ahead. For more information, please contact APPGPC@Pancreaticcancer.org.uk