APPG on pancreatic cancer
Pancreatic Cancer UK plays an important role by acting as the secretariat for the APPG
What is the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on pancreatic cancer?
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on pancreatic cancer was established in 2012 by a leading group of parliamentarians with an interest in making a difference for pancreatic cancer.
An All-Party Parliamentary Group is primarily an interest group and provides a forum for MPs and Peers to meet and interact with stakeholders, to share ideas about issues and discuss ways to change the political landscape for the subject they are concerned with. The APPG provides an excellent forum for keeping pancreatic cancer high on the political agenda, for example through debates and oral and written questions.
The APPG has its own website where you can find out more about its work, as well the MPs and Peers who run the Group.
Pancreatic Cancer UK plays an important role by acting as the secretariat for the APPG. The Group is also supported by a range of other interested stakeholders including Pancreatic Cancer Action, Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund, NETS Patient Foundation and the Pancreatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.
To find out about future APPG meetings, please visit the APPG website's news and updates page.
APPG meetings are open to all MPs, Members of the House of Lords as well as to the general public. If you would like to attend a meeting, or want more information, please contact the APPG’s secretariat by email appgPC@pancreaticcancer.org.uk.
Inviting your local MP to the APPG meetings is vital help to our campaigning! If you're not sure how to do that, head to our Contact Your MP page.
In late October 2014, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on pancreatic cancer published a report on how to generate more research into pancreatic cancer. The report - Pancreatic Cancer Research: a roadmap to change - was the result of a six month Inquiry, which received written and oral evidence on subjects such as levels of funding, international comparisons and greater levels of co-operation between research teams and institutes. You can read the report here.
Throughout 2013 the APPG held an Inquiry into what could be done to help improve pancreatic cancer diagnosis, care and treatment in the UK. This resulted in a report - Time to Change the Story: A plan of action for pancreatic cancer - which made a number of key recommendations, that can be found here.