Brain Tumour All Party Parliamentary Group
BTRC regularly attends meetings of the Brain Tumour All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) which was established in 2005 by John Bercow, MP for Buckingham, Speaker of the House of Commons and Patron of Brain Tumour Research.
The aims of the Brain Tumour All Party Parliamentary Group are: “To raise awareness of the issues facing the brain tumour community in order to improve research, diagnosis, information, support, treatment and care outcomes”.
The APPG is invaluable in allowing us to bring key messages to parliament, raising awareness of brain tumours and influencing the national spend for research into this terrible disease.
Members of the APPG meet three times a year to discuss relevant topics, and raise issues in the House of Commons through:
- Parliamentary Questions
- Early Day Motions
The group consists of MPs representing different political parties and the House of Lords and the current chair is Derek Thomas MP. The secretariat is managed by our sister charity Brain Tumour Research read more about the APPG here