All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG PC)
The All Party Parliamentary Group on Pancreatic Cancer (APPG PC) was established in June 2012. This is an interest group of parliamentarians from across the political parties and from both the Houses of Commons and Lords. The Chair is Lord Patel, Vice Chair is Baroness Morgan and the Group Secretary is Eric Ollerenshaw, MP.
Pancreatic Cancer Action is one of the APPG PC stakeholders and through this group we aim to raise the profile of pancreatic cancer within Parliament; to raise the issues of relevance with government and policy makers and influence policy and improve life for pancreatic cancer patients and survivors.
The next meeting of the APPG PC is TBC
Through this vehicle, we at Pancreatic Cancer Action would like government to act on the following:
- Reduce the number of patients being diagnosed as an emergency from 50 % to 33% by 2018
- Increase the level of research funding for pancreatic cancer from£5 million per annum to £20 million per annum by 2015
- Ensure that ALL pancreatic cancer patients are seen by a pancreatic cancer specialist upon diagnosis (sadly this doesn’t always happen!)
All MPs , Peers and political researchers can attend the APPG PC meetings. Please encourage your MP to come along and support this. Plus if you would like to be involved, please contact us for more information.
Parliamentarians currently involved include:
|Government Party||Main Opposition Party||Other|
|Robert Buckland – ConPeter Aldous – ConBaroness Noakes – ConEarl of Selborne – ConLord Colwyn – ConLord Ribeiro – Con
David Amess – Con
Lord Smith of Clifton – LD
Sir Tony Baldry – Con
Mark Simmonds – Con
|Rosie CooperVirendra SharmaTom BlenkinsopLord RookerMeg HillierBaroness Liddell of Coatdyke
|Lord PatelBaroness Morgan of DrefelinBaroness Masham of IltonLord Aberdare||CB