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APPG on Brain Tumours

Just 1% of national spend on cancer research has been allocated to brain tumours

All-Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours (APPGBT) was established in 2005 to raise awareness of the issues facing the brain tumour community in order to improve research, diagnosis, information, support, treatment and care outcomes.

Since 2005, MPs and Peers from across the political spectrum have worked together in supporting the brain tumour community, researchers, clinicians and most importantly, patients and their families.

The APPGBT came into being after a group of founding charities of Brain Tumour Research had worked tirelessly to raise the need for more research into brain tumours up the political agenda

 

APPGBT Meetings

APPGBT members meet throughout the parliamentary calendar to discuss current policy issues, hear from expert speakers and listen to members of the brain tumour community.

Next meeting to be held virtually 7 December 09:00 – 10:30

APPGBT Officers

Working within Parliament, Officers are elected on a yearly basis by their fellow Parliamentarians. They work with the Chair and the Secretariat to support the APPG on Brain Tumour's objectives. They do this by maintaining the political momentum for change, using their political influence to ask questions and hold the Government to account, all with a shared vision of improving options and outcomes for those diagnosed with a brain tumour.

  • Derek Thomas MP - Chair
  • Rt. Hon Alistair Carmichael MP - Vice-Chair
  • Lord Carlile of Berriew - Vice-Chair
  • Baroness Masham of Ilton - Vice-Chair
  • Helen Hayes MP - Vice-Chair
  • Lee Rowley MP - Vice-Chair
  • Dean Russell MP - Vice-Chair
  • Holly Mumby-Croft MP - Officer
  • Greg Smith MP - Officer
  • Elliott Colburn MP - Officer

“I am honoured to have the support of the brain tumour community and my colleagues in being elected chair. It is essential that the UK leads the way in investing in research into brain tumours. Our APPG will call for action and leadership from the Government. A brain tumour diagnosis is as devastating today as it was 20 years ago, this is unacceptable for all the patients and families in our communities."

- Derek Thomas MP

 

APPGBT Minutes

Copies of minutes from APPGBT meetings are linked below:

Please note that, due to the nature of parliamentary scheduling, details of APPGBT meetings can be subject to change at short notice.


APPGBT Secretariat

The Secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours is provided by Brain Tumour Research. The Secretariat receives assistance from HealthComms Consulting for the purposes of organising meetings.

APPGBT Reports

In early 2018, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours (APPGBT) launched its first-ever Inquiry.

This evidence was compiled and published in a report entitled 'Brain Tumours - a cost too much to bear?'.

Download the Report

APPGBT Privacy Policy

The privacy policy of the APPGBT can be found here.

This is not an official website of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these web pages are those of the group.

 

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