Liver Health APPG

First Registered: 16/03/2016 • Last updated on: 02/06/2021

Note: This APPG was last registered on 2nd Jun 2021. The APPG was not registered in the latest release of 14th Jul 2021 and may be defunct.

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To promote discussion of liver disease, including its major causes of viral hepatitis, alcohol and obesity, and to raise matters of concern with, and make representations to, government and other policy makers.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Liver Health

1. Liver disease profiles: February 2020 update
04/02/2020 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Liver disease profiles: February 2020 update Data update of indicators in the liver disease

2. Liver disease profiles: March 2021 update
02/03/2021 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Liver disease profiles: March 2021 update Data update of indicators in the liver disease

3. Liver disease profiles: November 2019 update
05/11/2019 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Liver disease profiles: November 2019 update - GOV.UK

4. Liver disease profiles: November 2018 update
06/11/2018 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Liver disease profiles: November 2018 update - GOV.UK

5. New liver disease atlas shows major variation across England
14/09/2017 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: New liver disease atlas shows major variation across England -

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Liver Health

1. Genetic Haemochromatosis
03/07/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: multitude of different health problems. Iron builds up particularly in the liver and the damage is progressive - Speech Link
2: breathing and heart problems, abdominal pain, liver problems and hair loss.Just because the condition - Speech Link
3: haemochromatosis mutation had four times the risk of liver disease, twice the risk of arthritis and frailty - Speech Link

2. University Hospital Coventry
13/06/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: we sent a letter to the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to request a meeting to discuss - Speech Link
2: according to the requirements of the Department of Health and Social Care and commissioning guidelines. There - Speech Link
3: a formal notice on UHCW to transfer specialised liver and pancreas services to UHB in Birmingham or risk - Speech Link

3. Hepatitis C
12/06/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: thoughts with the House.I was a member of the Health Committee from 1998 to 2007, and during that time - Speech Link
2: work on this issue and on promoting effective liver health during the many years he has been an MP.On - Speech Link

4. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
31/10/2018 - Westminster Hall

1: antitrypsin, or AAT, is a protein produced in the liver. In healthy people, it is released into the blood - Speech Link
2: Westminster Hall for consideration. As my party’s health spokesperson, this is something that I have responsibility - Speech Link
3: blood test. Many organisations, including the World Health Organisation, have made recommendations on who - Speech Link

5. Oral Answers to Questions
23/02/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: still not had a response. We all know how keen the Health Secretary is to avoid scrutiny of the contracts - Speech Link
2: best future arrangements for Public Health England’s important health improvement functions. We have been - Speech Link
3: health protection functions, and I note with interest the Secretary of State’s new powers of direction - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Liver Health
1. Liver Diseases: Health Services
asked by: Alex Norris
25/02/2021
... what assessment his Department has made of the support available for patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease; and what plans his Department has to (a) prevent non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and (b) increase support for patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.

2. Liver Diseases: Health Services
asked by: Alex Norris
02/03/2021
... what comparative assessment his Department has made of the support available to liver disease patients (a) prior to and (b) during the covid-19 outbreak; and what support his Department plans to provide those patients after the covid-19 outbreak.

3. Liver Diseases: Health Services
asked by: Tracey Crouch
18/03/2021
... what plans his Department has to include liver services in NHS covid-19 recovery plans.

4. Liver Diseases: Health Services
asked by: Tracey Crouch
18/03/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to ensure effective implementation of liver disease and cirrhosis assessments in routine NHS health checks in England.

5. Liver Diseases: Health Services
asked by: Tracey Crouch
18/03/2021
... what steps his Department is taking to ensure continuity of care for patients with liver cancer during the covid-19 outbreak.

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Former APPG Members
Baroness Randerson Portrait
Baroness Randerson
Co-Chair
Liberal Democrat - Life peer
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 2nd June 2021
Peter Bottomley Portrait
Peter Bottomley
Vice Chair
Conservative - Worthing West
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 2nd June 2021
Jeff Smith Portrait
Jeff Smith
Vice Chair
Labour - Manchester, Withington
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 2nd June 2021
Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe Portrait
Lord Brooke of Alverthorpe
Vice Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 24th February 2020
Departed: 2nd June 2021
Philippa Whitford Portrait
Philippa Whitford
Vice Chair
Scottish National Party - Central Ayrshire
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Liz McInnes Portrait
Liz McInnes
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Heywood and Middleton
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Sir David Amess MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 3452.

Email: amessd@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Aidan Rylatt, The Hepatitis C Trust, 27 Crosby Row, London SE1 3YD. Tel: 020 7089 6205

Email: aidan.rylatt@hepctrust.org.uk

Secretariat:

The Hepatitis C Trust acts as the group's secretariat. http://www.hepctrust.org.uk/

Group's Website:

http://www.appghep.org.uk/

Benefits in Kind
Date
11 Feb 2020
Source
The Hepatitis C Trust
Description
Secretariat   From : 11/02/2020 To : 10/02/2021
Value
£9,001
Date
11 Feb 2020
Source
The Hepatitis C Trust
Description
The Hepatitis C Trust is part-funded by Gilead Sciences to act as the group's secretariat   From : 11/02/2020 To : 10/02/2021
Value
£9,001
Date
5 Jul 2018
Source
The Hepatitis C Trust
Description
Secretariat   From : 05/07/2018 To : 04/07/2019
Value
£9,001
Date
5 Jul 2017
Source
The Hepatitis C Trust
Description
Secretariat   From : 05/07/2017 To : 04/07/2018
Value
£9,001
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
The Hepatitis C Trust
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£9,001

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Liver Health APPG