APPG on blood cancer

Updated 01 Nov 2017

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Blood Cancer (APPGBC) raises awareness and promotes the needs of blood cancer patients with parliamentarians, government, NHS, and charity stakeholders - and much more

The APPG on Blood Cancer was first established in June 2016. It re-formed in July 2017. The elected officers are:

All Party Parliamentary Group Chair

Henry Smith MP

All Party Parliamentary Group Vice-Chairs

Colleen Fletcher MP
Maggie Throup MP

All Party Parliamentary Group Officers

Jim Shannon MP
Nick Thomas-Symonds MP
Jess Phillips MP

Current inquiry

The APPGBC launched an inquiry in spring 2017 to look at services across the blood cancer treatment pathway. This includes:

  • Public awareness and early diagnosis 
  • Patient experience
  • Living with and beyond blood cancer 
  • Access to new medicines and support for research 
  • NHS commissioning  

The report will be launched in early 2018. 


Bloodwise provides the secretariat for the APPGBC and works closely with a wider blood cancer community to support the group’s work. For more information, please get in touch. You can also follow the APPGBC on Twitter.