The All-Party Parliamentary Health Group (APHG) is an all-party forum dedicated to disseminating knowledge, generating debate and facilitating engagement on health issues amongst Members of Parliament.

Policy Connect provides the secretariat for All-Party Parliamentary Group on Health (APHG), supporting the group’s activities. We are committed to ensuring our actions and funding are entirely transparent. Policy Connect’s work in supporting the APHG is funded through a combination of annual fees for membership of Policy Connect and ad hoc sponsorship of particular events and research, all of which is declared on the official Parliamentary Register of All-Party Groups.  We also publish a full list of all of Policy Connect’s funders in bands on our website.

The APHG aims to provide a cross-party forum that brings together parliamentarians and senior health leaders to discuss key issues on the NHS, health reform and future trends. The agenda and activities of the APHG is set by its Parliamentary Officers, and Policy Connect has full editorial control over the outputs from work produced as a result of this agenda, such as reports. The APPG operates according to the Parliamentary Commissioner for Standards’ rules on All-Party Parliamentary Groups and its own Code of Governance. 

Policy Connect does not represent the business interests of any of our over 150 funders or wider stakeholders. We do contact Ministers on behalf of APPGs, forums and commissions in the form of invitations to speak at events, attend meetings or to submit a research inquiry to assist with Government policy development. For this reason, we are on the Register of Consultant Lobbyists, and welcome the transparency this register provides.

This is not an official feed of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups, forums and commissions are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in the webpages are those of the groups.