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.
We are an active member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on pancreatic cancer. We come together regularly with other charities, MPs, peers, representatives from the NHS, patients and supporters. The APPG commissions enquiries and using this evidence, makes recommendations for policy change. An APPG cannot create laws, but we can hold governments to account and evaluate their progress in faster diagnosis, better treatments and more equal care for patients with pancreatic cancer.
Inquiries and reports:
The APPG for pancreatic cancer has conducted several enquiries into the diagnosis and care of patients with pancreatic cancer. This has resulted in several reports that aim to guide policy in this area;
2017 Need for Speed- this inquiry gathered evidence from patients, carers, families, health care professionals and policy makers to recommend six key actions for the earlier diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
2014 Pancreatic cancer research; a road map to change- this report detailed the challenges faced by researchers working with pancreatic cancer and recommends increases in funding and research cooperation.
2013 Time to change the story; a plan of action for pancreatic cancer- A yearlong inquiry ending in a number of key recommendation in the diagnosis and management of pancreatic cancer including care and treatment options.