Thalidomide APPG

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

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To promote the interests of people affected by Thalidomide.

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Recent Documents related to Thalidomide

1. Accord Thalidomide 50mg hard capsules: Pregnancy Prevention Programme to minimise the risk of teratogenicity
18/02/2021 - Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
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Found: -healthcar e.co.uk 28 January 2021 Thalidomide 50mg hard capsules: Pregnancy Prevention Programme

2. Guidance: Decision makers’ guide: memos: staff guide
10/05/2019 - Department for Work and Pensions
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Found: Memo DMG 20/17 INFECTED BLOOD AND THALIDOMIDE REGULATIONS Contents Paragraphs Introduction 1 Background

3. Drug Safety Update: monthly PDF newsletter
21/11/2019 - Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
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Found: Issue 5 , Dece mber 2015 Contents Thalidomide: r educed starting dose in patients older than

4. risks of viral reactivation and pulmonary hypertension associated with Thalidomide Celgene
18/07/2016 - Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
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Found: 20 June 2016 Dear Healthcare professional Thalidomide Celgene ¨: New important advice regarding viral

5. Social Security (Infected Blood and Thalidomide) Regulations 2017
05/09/2017 - Secondary Legislation

Found: SecurityThe Social Security (Infected Blood and Thalidomide) Regulations 2017Madeat 9.15 a.m. on 5th September

Latest Documents
Recent Speeches related to Thalidomide

1. Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review: Sodium Valproate
02/03/2021 - Lords Chamber

1: protecting women. Secondly, those affected by thalidomide and contaminated blood have a redress scheme - Speech Link
2: recognise that there are redress payments for thalidomide and contaminated blood, but redress payments - Speech Link

2. Oral Answers to Questions
02/05/2018 - Commons Chamber

1: hopes of the 464 survivors of thalidomide in the United Kingdom, the Thalidomide Trust and the all-party group - Speech Link
2: of Health announced an £80 million grant for thalidomide survivors, they of course have been able and - Speech Link

3. Independent Medicines and Medical Devices Safety Review
08/07/2021 - Commons Chamber

1: treated this way, whether they are the victims of thalidomide, contaminated blood, the families of Hillsborough - Speech Link
2: confirmed a commitment to lifetime support for the thalidomide victims. I say to my hon. Friend the Minister - Speech Link
3: happens afterwards is not recorded. To be blunt, thalidomide was successful in what it was supposed to do - Speech Link

4. Hormone Pregnancy Tests
16/11/2017 - Lords Chamber

1: independent member in Nick Dobrik, who is a noted thalidomide campaigner and certainly not a government yes - Speech Link
2: was an independent member in Nick Dobrik, the thalidomide campaigner, and Mrs Lyon, who chairs the families - Speech Link

5. Hormone Pregnancy Tests
23/04/2019 - Westminster Hall

1: shadow public health Minister, not least by thalidomide campaigners. They were supportive of this campaign - Speech Link
2: disgrace of thalidomide. Through experimentation on zebrafish, it was proven that thalidomide damaged children - Speech Link
3: extraordinary? We need to remember the chronology. The thalidomide episode took place in the 1960s and was exposed - Speech Link

Latest Speeches
Recent Questions related to Thalidomide
1. Thalidomide
asked by: Alison Thewliss
11/03/2021
... (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland of his Budget 2021 announcement on funding for the Thalidomide Health Grant Renewal.

2. Thalidomide
asked by: Alison Thewliss
21/04/2021
... (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland of his Budget 2021 announcement on funding for the Thalidomide Health Grant Renewal.

3. Thalidomide
asked by: Fiona Bruce
14/12/2020
... when a decision is planned to be made on renewing the Thalidomide Health Grant.

4. Thalidomide
asked by: Dan Carden
16/10/2020
... if he will make it his policy to renew the thalidomide health grant in April 2023.

5. Thalidomide
asked by: Jack Lopresti
26/02/2020
... if he will provide an update on the status of the Thalidomide Health Grant; and if he will make a statement.

Latest Questions
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6 Current APPG Officers
Simon Hoare Portrait
Simon Hoare
Chair & Registered Contact
Conservative - North Dorset
Joined: 21st July 2016
Lisa Cameron Portrait
Lisa Cameron
Officer
Scottish National Party - East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Joined: 10th March 2021
Contact Details

Registered Contact:

Simon Hoare MP, House of Commons, London, SW1A 0AA. Tel: 020 7219 5697.

Email: simon.hoare.mp@parliament.uk

Public Enquiry Point:

Mikey Argy, Thalidomide Campaigners

Email: email@thalidomidecampaigners.com

No benefits in kind are on record for the Thalidomide APPG

No direct financial benefits are on record for the Thalidomide APPG

Former APPG Officers
Jonathan Edwards Portrait
Jonathan Edwards
Vice Chair
Independent - Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Ruth George Portrait
Ruth George
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for High Peak
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Luke Graham Portrait
Luke Graham
Vice Chair
Conservative - Former Member for Ochil and South Perthshire
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
George Howarth Portrait
George Howarth
Vice Chair
Labour - Knowsley
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
Oliver Letwin Portrait
Oliver Letwin
Vice Chair
Independent - Former Member for West Dorset
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Ian C. Lucas Portrait
Ian C. Lucas
Vice Chair
Labour - Former Member for Wrexham
Joined: 21st November 2018
Departed: 5th November 2019
No other APPG Memberships
Nusrat Ghani Portrait
Nusrat Ghani
Joint Vice Chair
Conservative - Wealden
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 10th October 2018
Nusrat Ghani Portrait
Nusrat Ghani
Vice Chair
Conservative - Wealden
Joined: 29th September 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
Alec Shelbrooke Portrait
Alec Shelbrooke
Secretary
Conservative - Elmet and Rothwell
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 2nd May 2017
David Anderson Portrait
David Anderson
Chair & Registered Contact
Labour - Former Member for Blaydon
Joined: 30th July 2015
Departed: 3rd June 2016
No other APPG Memberships