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 Co-Chaired by Labour MP Dame Diana Johnson and Conservative MP Sir Peter Bottomley, the two Vice-Chairs are SNP MP Chris Stephens and Liberal Democrat Peer Baroness Featherstone.

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
  • The Infected Blood Inquiry and compensation.

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 11 February 2020 and had its most recent AGM on 10 May 2023. The APPG usually meets around 3-4 times a year, its next AGM is due in Spring 2024.

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:

Name Role Party Constituency
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 MPMember LabourEltham
Baroness FeatherstoneVice-ChairLiberal DemocratHouse of Lords
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 Member Labour Worsley and Eccles South
Stephen Kinnock MP Member Labour Aberavon
Kate Kniveton MPMemberConservative 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 Member 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
Jessica Morden MP Member Labour Newport East
Lord Oates Member Liberal Democrat House of Lords
Yasmin Qureshi MP Member Labour Bolton South East
Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick Member 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 Member 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 Member Labour Hornsey and Wood Green
Dr Philippa Whitford MP Memver Scottish National Party Central Ayrshire
Pete Wishart MP Member Scottish National Party Perth and North Perthshire


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.