2011 APPG Activity

2011 APPG Activity

  • January 25th 2011: The focus for this meeting was primary care and ovarian cancer. Speakers included Professor Willie Hamilton, GP, ovarian cancer symptoms researcher, and member of the Cancer Diagnostics Advisory Board, and Dr Sarah Wollaston, MP and member of the Health Select Committee. 
  • February 2nd 2011: This was a joint meeting of all the All Party Groups that are about cancer, with a question and answer session with Care Services Minister Paul Burstow MP. Sharon Hodgson MP, Chair of the APPG on ovarian cancer, asked why ovarian cancer had been excluded from the forthcoming national awareness campaigns.
  • May 17th 2011: The subject for this meeting was NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) and the new Quality Standards.
  • July 12th 2011: Annual General Meeting elected officers and discussed actions to improve awareness for the forthcoming year.
  • October 12th 2011: Stuart Andrew MP successfully secured a Westminster Hall debate during which 14 MPs spoke about the urgent need for action on improving awareness. For more details including a transcript of the debate click here. This resulted in a meeting between a delegation of APPG members and the Care Services Minister Paul Burstow MP.
  • November 1st 2011: The group heard about the impact of regional bowel cancer awareness campaigns and the plan to roll this work out nationally. They also assessed what actions they wanted to take in the light of the debate in Westminster Hall.
  • November 29th 2011: A delegated group of APPG members met with Care Services Minister Paul Burstow MP to further discuss some of the points raised during the Westminster Hall Debate.