All-Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours
The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours (APPGBT) was established in 2005 to raise awareness of the issues facing the brain tumour community in order to improve research, diagnosis, information, support, treatment and care outcomes.
Since 2005, MPs and Peers from across the political spectrum have worked together in supporting the brain tumour community, researchers, clinicians and most importantly, patients and their families.
The APPGBT came into being after a group of founding charities of Brain Tumour Research had worked tirelessly to raise the need for more research into brain tumours up the political agenda
On 28th February 2023 the APPGBT launched its landmark inquiry report Pathway to a Cure – breaking down the barriers demanding action to make brain tumour research a “critical priority”.
Download the report
In October 2022 Brain Tumour Research conducted a Patient Survey to support the APPGBT Inquiry: Pathway to a Cure – breaking down the barriers October 2022.
In early 2018, the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours (APPGBT) launched its first-ever Inquiry.
This evidence was compiled and published in a report entitled 'Brain Tumours - a cost too much to bear?'.
Download the report
APPGBT members meet throughout the parliamentary calendar to discuss current policy issues, hear from expert speakers and listen to members of the brain tumour community.
APPGBT Briefings to Parliamentarians
These documents inform MPs and other activists of the latest developments in our campaigning.
Download your copy of each briefing using the links below:
July 2020: Working together to keep the research going
July 2019: A year of driving change and exploring innovation on brain tumours
June 2019: Innovation in brain tumour treatment
March 2019: With more funding for research into brain tumours are advances being made?
November 2018: Brain tumours - a cost too much to bear?
Working within Parliament, Officers are elected on a yearly basis by their fellow Parliamentarians. They work with the Chair and the Secretariat to support the APPG on Brain Tumour's objectives. They do this by maintaining the political momentum for change, using their political influence to ask questions and hold the Government to account, all with a shared vision of improving options and outcomes for those diagnosed with a brain tumour.
- Derek Thomas MP - Chair
- Rt. Hon Alistair Carmichael MP - Vice-Chair
- Lord Carlile of Berriew - Officer
- Helen Hayes MP - Officer
- The Lord Polak CBE - Officer
- Holly Mumby-Croft MP - Officer
- Greg Smith MP - Officer
- Sarah Owen - Officer
“I am honoured to have the support of the brain tumour community and my colleagues in being elected chair. It is essential that the UK leads the way in investing in research into brain tumours. Our APPG will call for action and leadership from the Government. A brain tumour diagnosis is as devastating today as it was 20 years ago, this is unacceptable for all the patients and families in our communities."
- Derek Thomas MP
Copies of minutes from APPGBT meetings are linked below:
- Minutes of the APPGBT Meeting - 11th July 2023
- Minutes of the APPGBT Meeting - 18th April 2023
- Minutes of the APPGBT Meeting - 23nd November 2022
- Minutes of the APPGBT Meeting - 17th May 2022
- Minutes of the APPGBT Meeting - 29th March 2022
- Minutes of the APPGBT Meeting - 7th December 2021
- Minutes of the APPGBT Meeting - 13th July 2021
- Minutes of the APPGBT Meeting - 18th May 2021
- Minutes of the APPGBT Meeting - 2nd March 2021
- Minutes of the APPGBT Meeting - 10th November 2020
- Minutes of the APPGBT Meeting - 14th July 2020
- Minutes of the APPGBT Meeting - 4th February 2020
Please note that, due to the nature of parliamentary scheduling, details of APPGBT meetings can be subject to change at short notice.
The Secretariat to the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Brain Tumours is provided by Brain Tumour Research. The Secretariat receives assistance from HealthComms Consulting for the purposes of organising meetings.
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 web pages are those of the group.