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The All-Party Parliamentary Chronic Pain Group is a cross-party group of MPs and Peers with an interest in chronic pain and its associated conditions. The aim of the group is to raise awareness of how those with chronic pain are treated and to work for earlier and better care.
7.8 million people now live with chronic pain and the numbers are rising but patients often struggle to get the support to help them manage their pain. The Group aims to raise awareness of the condition amongst parliamentarians, to influence legislation and policy makers in order to improve the lives of people affected.
Linda Riordan MP
- Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Chronic Pain
- Labour/ Co-operative Member of Parliament for Halifax since 2005
- More people
Launch of Putting Pain on the Agenda
4th July 2012
Christmas Drinks Reception
14th December 2011
Joint meeting with All Party Parliamentary Group on Primary Headache Disorders
5th July 2011
Working with Pain: A seminar on pain and the health and work agenda
15th June 2011
Christmas Drinks Reception
14th December 2010
Inaugural Election of Officers
7 July 2010
Annual General Meeting of the APPG26 January 2010
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APPG to host the Launch of Putting Pain on the Agenda.
Linda Riordan MP Chair of the APPG will be hosting the launch of Putting Pain on the Agenda: the report of the First
English Pain Summit 4.30-6.00pm Wednesday 4th July.
Health Minister, Earl Howe and Dr Beverly Collett, Chair of the Chronic Pain Policy Coalition will speak at the launch.
For more information visit www.painsummit.org.uk
Inaugural Election of Officers - 7 July 2010
On 7 July 2010, the All-Party Parliamentary Chronic Pain Group held its Annual General Meeting of the new Parliament.
The Group swore in its officers: Anne Begg MP as chair, Linda Riordan as Treasurer and Baroness Masham as Secretary.
The Group discussed priorities for the new Parliament, and future events for the Autumn.
APPG meet with Ann Keen – 28 November 2009
Anne Begg MP and Patrick Hall MP, from the APPG met with parliamentary-under-secretary, Ann Keen to discuss the Department of Health’s progress with implementing the pain recommendations in the Chief Medical Officer’s Annual report.
Launch of the APPG – 11 May 2009
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Patients, doctors and leading medical experts joined parliamentarians from all parties this week to mark the first meeting of the new All-Party Parliamentary Group on Chronic Pain.