We are a leading force in lobbying to improve the outcomes of people with pancreatic cancer. In addition to campaigning with MPs and Ministers in Westminster we engage with the Ministers, parliamentarians and assembly members of the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We also meet regularly with key policy advisors and stakeholders across the NHS. Through these efforts we aim to increase awareness of the cause and the importance of making pancreatic cancer a health priority.
We're delighted with the support we've had from parliamentarians to date, including the work of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic Cancer UK acts as the Group's secretariat. The APPG has produced two important reports: one into pancreatic cancer awareness, diagnosis, treatment and care; and the other about what more can be done to increase the quality and quantity of research into pancreatic cancer.
In 2014, we supported Maggie Watts' Parliamentary e-petition, which led to a Parliamentary debate. The debate has led to increased awareness of pancreatic cancer amongst MPs, put the issue at the forefront of the Health Minister's mind, and opened up new campaigning opportunities. We are pleased that there have since been other debates to keep the momentum going.
We see this top-level political support as a key step towards tackling pancreatic cancer in the UK.