Respiratory Health APPG

First Registered: 29/09/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To raise awareness of the importance of respiratory health and to promote effective policy for improving treatments and outcomes for respiratory illnesses.

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Recent Documents related to Respiratory Health

1. Respiratory health in Yorkshire and the Humber
30/08/2019 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: State of Respiratory Health in Yorkshire and the Humber 2019 State of Respiratory Health in Yorkshire

2. Respiratory infections: laboratory reports 2019
29/01/2020 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Research and analysis Respiratory infections: laboratory reports 2019 A monthly

3. Sources of UK flu data: influenza surveillance in the UK
30/09/2019 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: The influenza surveillance section of PHE's Respiratory Disease Department coordinates and collates flu

4. Respiratory infections: laboratory reports 2018
04/01/2019 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: Respiratory infections: laboratory reports 2018 - GOV.UK

5. ‘On hold’ health claims on foods from 1 January 2021
18/12/2020 - Department of Health and Social Care
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Found: measures in Article (28)(5) of the Nutrition & Health Claims Regulation (EC) 1924/2006. Our interpretation

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Respiratory Health

1. Asthma
03/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: shocking report from the BMA describing the UK health system as complacent about the risks of asthma - Speech Link
2: remarks that we have put treating asthma and respiratory diseases as a key priority within the NHS Long - Speech Link
3: the early diagnosis centres, including for lung-health checks, across the country, will they be looking - Speech Link
4: risk of respiratory illness. That is partly why we are improving our offer on mobile lung-health screening - Speech Link
5: Majesty’s Government have for encouraging better health education regarding the seriousness of this disease - Speech Link

2. Lung Health
01/07/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: for Lung Health and the British Lung Foundation to develop a national programme for respiratory and cardiovascular - Speech Link
2: right that respiratory illness can be extremely serious. The UK has a higher rate of respiratory deaths than - Speech Link
3: people. Will the Government look at the funding of health visitors, who can speak to mothers about smoking - Speech Link
4: smoking, the clean air strategy and flu vaccinations, health visitors are a crucial part of it, and will be - Speech Link
5: friend agree that air quality is vital for lung health and will she comment on the distressing fact that - Speech Link
6: one of the largest environmental risks to public health in the UK. That is exactly why we brought forward - Speech Link
7: essential to reverse cuts in funding to Public Health England and spend money cost effectively on further - Speech Link

3. Covid-19: NHS Long-term Plan
15/09/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: echo his tribute to the magnificent efforts of health service staff. I remind the House of my membership - Speech Link
2: into the new national institute for health protection, can the Minister tell us what steps Her Majesty’s - Speech Link
3: My Lords, the right reverend Prelate is right; health inequalities are a massive priority for the Government - Speech Link
4: many disasters in many health specialties? Does he agree that the respiratory programme is vital and - Speech Link

4. Coronavirus
09/03/2020 - Lords Chamber

1: more inquiries than voice calls. To date, Public Health England has tested nearly 25,000 people and the - Speech Link
2: delay is essential to sustaining the ability of the health delivery system to deal with this problem.What - Speech Link
3: the amount of facilities for people who need respiratory aid? What additional intensive care units could - Speech Link
4: particularly in the area of respiratory support. Different types of respiratory support unit are being put - Speech Link

5. Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2021
10/02/2021 - Grand Committee

1: civil litigation.Although improvements in health and safety procedures have restricted the use of - Speech Link

6. Clean Air
03/09/2019 - Commons Chamber

1: road. Ella tragically died of asthma and acute respiratory failure in 2013 after experiencing three years - Speech Link

7. Long Covid
14/01/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: them is also playing Russian roulette with their health. We are concerned that the Government’s focus on - Speech Link
2: have available to me, is to look at the mental health impact of long covid on people. We have a cohort - Speech Link
3: for Patient Safety, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health, my hon. Friend the Member for Mid Bedfordshire - Speech Link
4: such as flu or, in some cases, severe acute respiratory syndrome. Knowledge of post-viral conditions - Speech Link

8. Social Security
02/03/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: outcome of civil litigation. While improvements in health and safety procedures have restricted the use of - Speech Link
2: provide ongoing support and information.The Health and Safety Executive estimates that 12,000 deaths - Speech Link

9. Health: Congenital Heart Disease
20/07/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: interest as a grateful long-term cardiac and respiratory patient at Brompton. From the information I have - Speech Link
2: may recall, in 2007 I led a review of London’s health services. One of the most significant findings - Speech Link
3: first is a report by the National Institute for Health Research about the hospital’s performance as an - Speech Link

10. Children’s Health: Vehicle Emissions
11/06/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: deprived, so pollution pushes down further on other health inequalities. Emissions affect the development - Speech Link
2: today I will briefly look at three aspects: why the health risks to children from harmful vehicle emissions - Speech Link
3: causes it.Air pollution worsens existing health inequalities. People living in the poorest areas - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Respiratory Health
1. Coronavirus and Respiratory System: Health Services
asked by: Jonathan Ashworth
11/01/2021
... what estimate he has made of the resources that are required to deliver respiratory commitments set out in the Long Term Plan.

2. Respiratory System: Staff
asked by: Mike Kane
18/02/2019
... whether he plans to collect data on the regional primary-care respiratory workforce in the NHS to address the long-term respiratory workforce challenge identified in the NHS Long Term Plan.

3. Lung Diseases
asked by: Jim Shannon
20/12/2018
... how many people suffer from respiratory illnesses in the UK.

4. Respiratory System: Medical Equipment
asked by: Jeremy Hunt
16/03/2020
... how many critical care beds equipped with respiratory equipment there are in England.

5. Coronavirus: Health Services and Vaccination
asked by: Bob Blackman
18/02/2021
... what steps he is taking to (a) support clinically vulnerable patients with underlying respiratory conditions suffering complications from long covid and b) maintain care and treatment for patients with new respiratory multi-morbidity through the vaccination phase of the covid-19 outbreak.

Latest Questions
9 Current APPG Officers
Baroness Thornton Portrait
Baroness Thornton
Co-Chair
Labour - Life peer
Joined: 20th May 2020
Viscount Simon Portrait
Viscount Simon
Vice Chair
Labour - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 7th August 2020
Baroness Blackstone Portrait
Baroness Blackstone
Vice Chair
Labour Independent - Life peer
Joined: 20th May 2020
Earl of Dundee Portrait
Earl of Dundee
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 16th March 2016
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Jim Shannon MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 7160.

Email: jim.shannon.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Hugh McKinney, Denovo Strategy Limited, The Main Gate House, Redhill Aerodrome, King's Mill Lane, Surrey RH1 5JY. Tel: 07961 323 810

Email: hmckinney@denovostrategy.co.uk

No benefits in kind are on record for the Respiratory Health APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Respiratory Health APPG

Former APPG Officers
Kevin Barron Portrait
Kevin Barron
Vice-Chair
Labour - Former Member for Rother Valley
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Stephen McPartland Portrait
Stephen McPartland
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - Stevenage
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 6th June 2018
Earl of Dundee Portrait
Earl of Dundee
Vice Chair
Conservative - Excepted Hereditary
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Kevin Barron Portrait
Kevin Barron
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Rother Valley
Joined: 16th March 2016
Departed: 12th October 2016
No other APPG Memberships
Lord Avebury Portrait
Lord Avebury
Vice Chair
Liberal Democrat - Deceased - 14 February 2016
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 3rd February 2016
No other APPG Memberships