The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood is a dynamic cross-party group, bringing together an increasing number of MPs and Peers.
Its aim is to raise awareness of haemophilia, bleeding disorders and the contaminated blood tragedy issues amongst parliamentarians and influence legislation and policy to improve the lives of the affected community.
It offers the opportunity to hear directly from people with bleeding disorders including those who were infected with HIV and Hepatitis C via their NHS treatment in the 1970’s and 80’s and supports members to ask questions and participate in debates and Parliamentary meetings on these issues.
The officers of the APPG regularly correspond with the DH on the support available to people affected by contaminated blood and all letters and replies are available on this website. Read the APPG correspondence here.
The Inaugural Election of Officers and first meeting of the APPG in the new Parliament took place on Wednesday 3rd June 2015. Read the minutes of the inaugural APPG meeting here (PDF). Its latest AGM took place on the 24th May 2016 and the minutes of the APPG AGM meeting are available here.
The Group undertook an inquiry into the support for those affected by the contaminated blood scandal in the UK which was published in January 2015. Read the full report (PDF) or the executive summary (PDF).
The Co-Chairs of the Group are:
- Diana Johnson MP
- Sir Peter Bottomley MP
The Secretariat to the APPG on Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood is provided by The Haemophilia Society.
The APPG is keen to welcome new members to support their work and ensure haemophilia, bleeding disorders and the contaminated blood tragedy remain on the political agenda. We encourage the affected community to contact their MP and ask them to join the APPG by contacting the Co-Chairs.
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 webpages are those of the Group.