The All-Party Parliamentary Health Group (APHG) is a group dedicated to disseminating knowledge, generating debate and facilitating engagement with health issues amongst Members of Parliament. The APHG comprises Parliamentarians of all political parties and both Houses of Parliament, it provides information with balance and impartiality and it focuses on local as well as national health issues.
By acting as a forum for discussion and a vehicle for the dissemination of information about health and social care, we enable Parliamentarians, policy makers, healthcare professional and other health stakeholders to play their part in working towards the best possible delivery of national health and care services.
We inform and engage Parliamentarians in three main ways:
- holding seminars and events at Westminster;
- producing a Daily Media Bulletin and a Weekly Parliamentary E-Bulletin for Parliamentarins and other key stakeholders in health; and
- providing web-based health information resources.
The APHG's agenda is set by its All-Party team of elected Parliamentary Officers in consultation with its distinguished Advisory Panel, and delivered by a dedicated secretariat based in the social enterprise Policy Connect in Southwark.
The Group is supported by an Associate Membership of 15 leading organisations in the UK health sector who, as well as providing an independent source of funding, offer a valued insight into present developments occurring within the wider healthcare community in the UK.