Spinal Cord Injury APPG

First Registered: 30/07/2015 • Last updated on: 06/10/2021

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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.

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Recent Documents related to Spinal Cord Injury

1. Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day 2021
17/05/2021 - Early Day Motions

Found: That this House notes that Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Day (SCIAD) takes place on 21 May 2021; supports

2. 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),

3. 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

4. Written evidence submitted by Coloplast (HCB38)
15/09/2021 - Bill Documents

Found: Individuals with a spinal cord injury, which occurs when the end of a spinal cord or the nerves at the

5. 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

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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. Fortification of Flour: Folic Acid
21/09/2021 - Written Statements

1: defects are birth defects of the brain, spine, or spinal cord. They happen in the first few weeks of pregnancy - 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. 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

5. 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

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Recent Questions related to Spinal Cord Injury
1. Spinal Injuries
asked by: Fleur Anderson
29/06/2021
... how long each person in hospital with a spinal chord injury has been in that setting.

2. Spinal Injuries
asked by: Fleur Anderson
29/06/2021
... by level of injury.

3. 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.

4. Spinal Injuries
asked by: Ian C. Lucas
03/07/2018
... what the timetable is for NHS England to respond to its service review on specialist spinal cord injury services; and what the timetable is for further steps to be taken in relation to that review.

5. Spinal Injuries
asked by: Tim Farron
06/06/2018
... for what reasons the answer to that question did not reference whether an impact assessment has been carried out on the effect on people with spinal cord injuries of the planned NHS Continuing Healthcare budget savings of £855 million by 2020-21.

Latest Questions
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5 Current APPG Officers
Owen Paterson Portrait
Owen Paterson
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - North Shropshire
Joined: 28th September 2017
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
None Portrait
Lord Mancroft
Vice Chair
Joined: 28th September 2017
Departed: 5th November 2019
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