The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood is a cross party group of MPs and peers who share an interest in bleeding disorders and the contaminated blood scandal.
The core purpose of the group is to promote awareness of, and campaign for, people with haemophilia and other bleeding disorders and people infected with blood-borne viruses due to contaminated blood and blood products used in their healthcare treatment.
The group is led by Labour MP Dame Diana Johnson and Conservative MP Sir Peter Bottomley alongside 10 vice-chairs and includes MPs from all major parties represented in parliament.
The group meets regularly, usually quarterly, to get updates on developments in bleeding disorder care and treatment and on the inquiry into the historical use of contaminated blood and blood products. It often invites ministers and others to address the APPG. It seeks to represent the needs of these communities in parliament and in engagement with Government, Government bodies, the Infected Blood Inquiry and the NHS.
The secretariat to the APPG is provided by The Haemophilia Society (THS). In this role we maintain the membership information of the APPG and facilitate meetings of the APPG in conjunction with the chairs.
The current work of the APPG focuses on:
- Access to treatment and care for people with bleeding disorders
- Campaigning for improvements to the Infected Blood Support Schemes
- The Infected Blood Inquiry and the planned Compensation Framework
APPG inquiry into Access to Treatment
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood has undertaken an inquiry into the current systems of licensing, procurement, commissioning and prescription of treatments for genetic bleeding disorders in the UK.
The final report, launched in November 2020 documents the current processes for new and current treatments to become available in the UK with a focus on how these processes impact on the treatments that patients are offered and can be offered by the NHS. It shows where the processes are working well and where they are not.
The officers of the APPG regularly correspond with the Government on the support available to people affected by contaminated blood and blood products. All letters and replies are available on this website. You can read the APPG correspondence here.
The APPG reformed after the 2019 election with an inaugural meeting on the 11 February 2020 and had it’s most recent AGM on the 20th May 2021. The APPG usually meets around 4 times a year, it’s next AGM is due in Spring 2022.
The group also 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 APPG is keen to welcome new members to support its work and ensure haemophilia, bleeding disorders and the contaminated blood scandal remain on the political agenda. We encourage the affected community to contact their MP and ask them to join the APPG by contacting Diana Johnson MP on [email protected] or The Haemophilia Society on [email protected]
The current membership of the APPG is:
|Victoria Atkins MP||Member||Conservative||Louth and Horncastle|
|Baroness Bottomley of Nettlestone||Member||Conservative||House of Lords|
|Sir Peter Bottomley MP||Co-Chair||Conservative||Worthing West|
|Deidre Brock MP||Member||Scottish National Party||Edinburgh North and Leith|
|Baroness Campbell of Surbiton||Member||Crossbencher||House of Lords|
|Dan Carden MP||Member||Labour||Liverpool, Walton|
|Douglas Chapman MP||Member||Scottish National Party||Dunfermline and West Fife|
|Virginia Crosbie MP||Member||Conservative||Ynys Môn|
|Wayne David MP||Member||Labour||Caerphilly|
|Dame Caroline Dinenage MP||Member||Conservative||Gosport|
|Colum Eastwood MP||Member||Social Democratic & Labour Party||Foyle|
|Clive Efford MP||Member||Labour||Eltham|
|Paul Girvan MP||Member||Democratic Unionist Party||South Antrim|
|Patrick Grady MP||Member||Scottish National Party||Glasgow North|
|Baroness Grey-Thompson||Member||Crossbencher||House of Lords|
|Dame Nia Griffith MP||Member||Labour||Llanelli|
|Damian Hinds MP||Member||Conservative||East Hampshire|
|Mrs Sharon Hodgson MP||Member||Labour||Washington and Sunderland West|
|Mr Richard Holden MP||Member||Conservative||North West Durham|
|Kevin Hollinrake MP||Member||Conservative||Thirsk and Malton|
|Sir George Howarth MP||Member||Labour||Knowsley|
|Dame Diana Johnson MP||Co-Chair||Labour||Kingston upon Hull North|
|Barbara Keeley MP||Vice-Chair||Labour||Worsley and Eccles South|
|Stephen Kinnock MP||Member||Labour||Aberavon|
|Kate Kniveton MP||Member||Conservative||Burton|
|Ian Lavery MP||Member||Labour||Wansbeck|
|Clive Lewis MP||Member||Labour||Norwich South|
|Caroline Lucas MP||Member||Green Party||Brighton, Pavilion|
|Anthony Mangnall MP||Member||Conservative||Totnes|
|Jason McCartney MP||Vice-Chair||Conservative||Colne Valley|
|Stuart C McDonald MP||Member||Scottish National Party||Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East|
|Jim McMahon MP||Member||Labour (Co-op)||Oldham West and Royton|
|Baroness Meacher||Member||Crossbencher||House of Lords|
|Robbie Moore MP||Member||Conservative||Keighley|
|Robbie Moore MP||Member||Conservative||Keighley|
|Jessica Morden MP||Vice-Chair||Labour||Newport East|
|Lord Oates||Member||Liberal Democrat||House of Lords|
|Yasmin Qureshi MP||Member||Labour||Bolton South East|
|Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick||Vice-Chair||Labour||House of Lords|
|Gavin Robinson MP||Member||Democratic Unionist Party||Belfast East|
|Bob Seely MP||Member||Conservative||Isle of Wight|
|Tommy Sheppard MP||Member||Scottish National Party||Edinburgh East|
|Andy Slaughter MP||Member||Labour||Hammersmith|
|Dr Ben Spencer MP||Member||Conservative||Runnymede and Weybridge|
|Chris Stephens MP||Vice Chair||Scottish National Party||Glasgow South West|
|Jo Stevens MP||Vice-Chair||Labour||Cardiff Central|
|Alison Thewliss MP||Member||Scottish National Party||Glasgow Central|
|Derek Twigg MP||Member||Labour||Halton|
|Liz Twist MP||Member||Labour||Blaydon|
|Catherine West MP||Vice Chair||Labour||Hornsey and Wood Green|
|Dr Philippa Whitford MP||Vice-Chair||Scottish National Party||Central Ayrshire|
|Pete Wishart MP||Member||Scottish National Party||Perth and North Perthshire|
- Minutes of the Meeting April 2021
- Minutes of the Meeting and AGM May 2021
- Results of the AGM for Year 2020-21
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.