Meetings and events

The APPGC holds regular meetings to discuss priorities and to hear from expert speakers

Meetings

20 July 2016 - APPG on Cancer meeting

The next meeting of the APPG on Cancer will be held on 20 July.

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18 May 2016 – APPG on Cancer AGM

The APPG held an AGM at which NHS England and NICE spoke to the APPG on the reforms to the Cancer Drugs Fund. The Agenda can be seen here, and the Minutes can be seen here.

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16 March 2016 – APPG on Cancer meeting

The APPGC held an AGM at which Nationwide gave a presentation on their Specialist Support Service for people affected by cancer.  In addition, the Officers of the APPGC approved the APPGC’s accounts.  The Agenda can be seen here, and the Minutes can be seen here.

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20 January 2016 – APPG on Cancer meeting

The APPGC held a meeting at which Chris Carrigan, Head of NCIN presented about cancer data. The Agenda can be seen here, and the Minutes can be seen here.

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16 June 2015 - Annual General Meeting

The APPGC held it’s AGM following the 2015 General Election. Macmillan’s Director of Services and Influencing, Juliet Bouverie gave an overview of cancer services and the new Cancer Strategy. The election of Officers also took place. The agenda can be found here and the minutes can be found here.

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Events

Summer Reception 2016

On 6 July the APPGC hosted its annual Summer Reception, titled One year cancer survival figures: recognising progress at Strangers’ Dining Room in the House of Commons. 

The Reception highlighted the work of the top 20 CCGs who have most improved their one year cancer survival figures over the last year. We were joined by 12 CCGs from across England who were presented with a certificate of recognition by John Baron MP, Chairman of the APPGC.

Over 80 people attended the event including representatives from across the cancer community; cancer charities, private sector, Macmillan patient representatives and 20 Parliamentarians. 

Minister for Public Health, Jane Ellison MP, addressed the reception and recapped the progress made over the last few years including the Cancer Strategy and reassured everyone that cancer will remain a priority for the government, regardless of what changes occur over the coming weeks and months. The attendees also heard from John Baron MP, and Dr Vivek Varakantam from East Leicestershire and Rutland CCG.

The Reception highlighted the work of the top 20 CCGs who have most improved their one year cancer survival figures over the last year.

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Summer Reception 2015

On the 1 July 2015 the APPGC held its annual Summer Reception in Parliament. The group highlighted local one year cancer survival rates, for which Clinical Commissioning Groups are now accountable. 

60 parliamentarians attended, including Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt and Minister for Public Health, Jane Ellison. As a result of the event, the APPGC now has 20 additional members. This reflects both the important function the APPGC performs and the recognition that it continues to receive.

At the Reception, speeches were given by John Baron MP - the chair of the APPGC, Lynda Thomas - the CEO of Macmillan Cancer Support, and Jane Ellison - Minister for Public Health. The Minister particularly praised the pack of materials the APPGC has created for MPs to take away, which included the APPGC’s new report, local statistics briefings, a press release and a template letter for MPs to send to their local CCGs.

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Summer Reception 2014

The APPGC held a summer reception to celebrate the inclusion of the one year survival rates in the Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set. 

The reception was attended by around 80 stakeholders from the cancer community, and was addressed by the Minister for Public Health, Jane Ellison MP and National Clinical Director for Cancer Sean Duffy. Attendees were able to receive briefings on one year survival rates in their local area, as well as see demonstrations of tools such as Macmillan’s Electronic Cancer Decision Support Tool, and the Recovery Package.

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The All Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC) was founded in 1998 to keep cancer at the top of the political agenda, and to ensure that policy-making remains patient centred.