Spinal Cord Injury APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 27/01/2021

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To address specific issues being faced by Spinal Cord Injured (SCI) people, particularly relating to medical treatment, care and support and developments in treatments, as well as the wider issues that affect the lives of SCI people.

Note: All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal, cross-party groups formed by MPs and Members of the House of Lords who share a common interest in a particular policy area, region or country. APPGs have no official status within Parliament.


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Recent Documents related to Spinal Cord Injury

1. Everybody active, every day: framework for physical activity
22/11/2018 - Public Health England (PHE)
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Found: to people who have long term physical (e.g. spinal cord inj ury), sensory (e.g. visual impairment),

2. Spinal Injuries Association - written evidence
20/12/2017 - Inquiry: PIP and ESA Assessments - Work and Pensions Committee
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Found: Written evidence - Spinal Injuries Association                             Written Evidence Submission

3. Aspire - written evidence
24/01/2018 - Inquiry: Assistive technology - Work and Pensions Committee
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Found: hours someone in the UK is paralysed by a spinal cord injury (SCI).  Aspire is a national disability charity

4. Aspire - written evidence
15/11/2017 - Inquiry: PIP and ESA Assessments - Work and Pensions Committee
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Found: hours someone in the UK is paralysed by a spinal cord injury (SCI).  Aspire is a national disability charity

5. Free bus passes for older and disabled people protected for the future
10/04/2018 - Department for Transport
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Found: partially sighted. Dave Bracher, Campaigns Manager, Spinal Injuries Association said: Buses provide a lifeline

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Spinal Cord Injury

1. Health: Neurological Services
31/01/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: sclerosis and myriad disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system that affect more than 12 million - Speech Link
2: take pressure off the injured brain after a head injury. Forty years on, with the advent of modern diagnostics - Speech Link
3: I declare an interest as president of the Spinal Injuries Association. I founded this organisation - Speech Link

2. Spinal Cord Injuries
04/09/2013 - Westminster Hall

1: health care for spinal cord injured people. The all-party group on spinal cord injury has had some difficulty - Speech Link
2: the extraordinary work of the Midlands Centre for Spinal Injuries, which I witnessed some years ago and - Speech Link

3. Insurance Industry: Whiplash
01/03/2016 - Lords Chamber

1: on occasions result in actual damage to the spinal cord with significant physical results. However, in - Speech Link
2: neurologist, highlights the complicated nature of this injury and the fact that it is not usually detectable - Speech Link
3: have allowed a situation where 80% of all personal injury claims are said to be whiplash claims? Will he - Speech Link

4. National Health Service
08/01/2015 - Lords Chamber

1: Wilkins, back in her place. As president of the Spinal Injuries Association, I ask the Minister to look - Speech Link
2: future of the spinal cord injuries unit. I declare an interest, having been spinal cord injured at university - Speech Link

5. Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Stanmore)
04/03/2015 - Westminster Hall

1: neuromusculoskeletal conditions, which include acute spinal injury, bone tumour and complex joint reconstruction - Speech Link
2: health care, ranging from treatment for acute spinal injuries to orthopaedic medicine and specialist - Speech Link

6. Disabled People
09/05/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: in its infancy, that allows some people with spinal cord injuries to begin to learn to walk again. We - Speech Link
2: ARNI, Action for Rehabilitation from Neurological Injury.Stroke is the leading cause of disability - Speech Link
3: take this opportunity to say a few words about the Spinal Injuries Association. I declare an interest because - Speech Link

7. Health: Neural Tube Defects
12/09/2018 - Lords Chamber

1: first 12 weeks of pregnancy, when the baby’s spinal cord and spine are developing, to prevent spina bifida - Speech Link

8. NHS Long Term Plan
31/01/2019 - Lords Chamber

1: patients at home, as outlined in the plan.Spinal cord injury is a devastating, long-term condition which - Speech Link
2: anyone might need to call upon others, such as spinal injuries and serious burns. Under the Health and - Speech Link

9. Adult Stem Cells and Life Sciences
15/09/2015 - Commons Chamber

1: by Professor Geoffrey Raisman, director of the spinal repair unit at University College London institute - Speech Link
2: transplantation and to highlight the potential of cord blood donations to transform our ability to meet - Speech Link
3: Minister is to follow what is said in our report “Cord blood transplantation: meeting the unmet demand” - Speech Link
4: not impossible, and in those situations umbilical cord blood might offer an alternative source of stem - Speech Link

10. Mesothelioma Lump Sum Payments (Conditions and Amounts) (Amendment) Regulations 2018
27/02/2018 - Grand Committee

1: Is anything more being done to prevent further injury from this terrible affliction? New iterations of - Speech Link
2: their own candles underground and who suffered injury and disease. That was history. I make these remarks - Speech Link
3: deal with. If the tumour invades around the spinal cord and they lose motor function in the legs, the - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Spinal Cord Injury
1. Spinal Injuries: Hospital Beds
asked by: Ian C. Lucas
10/05/2018
... what plans he has to ensure that beds in spinal cord injury centres are prioritised for the use of people with spinal cord injuries who require specialist care in future winters.

2. Spinal Injuries: Hospital Beds
asked by: Baroness Masham of Ilton
17/07/2018
... as recommended in their recent Service Review.

3. Spinal Injuries
asked by: Ian C. Lucas
14/05/2018
... (b) by country and (c) by region.

4. Spinal Injuries: Hospital Beds
asked by: Ian C. Lucas
14/05/2018
... Pinderfields to be returned to use by spinal cord injured patients.

5. Spinal Injuries
asked by: Rosena Allin-Khan
01/05/2019
... what assessment his Department has made of the effect of delays in discharges from NHS Spinal Cord Injury Centres on patients awaiting treatment; and what steps his Department has taken to reduce those delays.

Latest Questions
5 Current APPG Officers
Owen Paterson Portrait
Owen Paterson
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - North Shropshire
Joined: 28th September 2017
No other APPG Memberships
Mark Tami Portrait
Mark Tami
Vice Chair
Labour - Alyn and Deeside
Joined: 16th December 2020
Graham Brady Portrait
Graham Brady
Vice Chair
Conservative - Altrincham and Sale West
Joined: 16th December 2020
Lord Tebbit Portrait
Lord Tebbit
Vice Chair
Conservative - Life peer
Joined: 16th December 2020
1 APPG Membership
St George's Day
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Mr Owen Paterson MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5185.

Email: Patersono@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Dan Burden, Spinal Injuries Association, Sia House, 2 Trueman Place, Oldbrook, Milton Keynes MK6 2HH. Tel: 01908 604 191

Email: d.burden@spinal.co.uk

Secretariat:

Spinal Injuries Association acts as the group's secretariat. https://www.spinal.co.uk/

Group's Website:

https://www.spinal.co.uk/campaigning/all-party-parliamentary-group-on-spinal-cord-injury/

Benefits in Kind
Date
18 Nov 2020
Source
Spinal Injuries Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 18/11/2020 To : 17/11/2021
Value
£1,501
Date
5 Jul 2019
Source
Spinal Injuries Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 05/07/2019 To : 04/07/2020
Value
£1,501
Date
5 Jul 2018
Source
Spinal Injuries Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 05/07/2018 To : 04/07/2019
Value
£1,501
Date
5 Jul 2017
Source
Spinal Injuries Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 05/07/2017 To : 04/07/2018
Value
£1,501
Date
23 Jun 2015
Source
Spinal Injuries Association, funded by Slater and Gordon
Description
Inquiry and report costs
Value
£12,001
Date
1 Jan 2015
Source
Spinal Injuries Association
Description
Secretariat   From : 01/01/2015 To : 31/12/2015
Value
£1,501

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Spinal Cord Injury APPG

Former APPG Officers
Ian C. Lucas Portrait
Ian C. Lucas
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Wrexham
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
John Pugh Portrait
John Pugh
Treasurer
Liberal Democrat - Former Member for Southport
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships
John Glen Portrait
John Glen
Secretary
Conservative - Salisbury
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
No other APPG Memberships