All-Party Parliamentary Group On Obesity

About the Group

 

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity is calling for the Government to take a new approach to tackling obesity through prevention and treatment. 

The particular policy objectives of the Group are: 

•    To work with external stakeholders to develop an optimum patient pathway for obesity;
•    To run a parliamentary campaign to change the way the NHS views, manages and treats obesity promoting the new patient pathway;
•    To place a focus on the prevention of obesity;
•    To generate a public policy environment where it is recognised by politicians and the NHS that obesity needs to be prioritised;
•    To create a call for joined up commissioning that addresses all aspects of obesity and creates a pathway that delivers value for money.
 

 

Officers

The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity defines active members as parliamentarians who seek to join the APPG. 

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Eleanor Smith MP
Co-Chair  
Labour MP for Wolverhampton South West
Eleanor joined the Group in July 2017 upon her election to Parliament, and was elected at Co-Chair in October 2018.

Andrew Selous MP
Co-Chair
Conservative MP for South West Bedfordshire
Andrew was elected Chair of the Group in February 2018. He is also a member of the Health Select Committee. 

 

Professor the Baroness Finlay of Llandaff
Vice-Chair
Crossbench Peer
Baroness Finlay became an officer of the Group in July 2017. She is a vocal advocate of healthcare issues within the House of Lords. 

 

 

The Baroness Jenkin of Kennington
Vice-Chair
Conservative Peer
Baroness Jenkin has been an officer of the Group since early 2016. 

 

The Rt Hon the Lord Warner
Vice-Chair
Crossbench Peer
Lord Warner has been an officer of the Group since early 2016.
 

 

The Baroness Walmsley
Vice-Chair
Liberal Democrat Peer
Baroness Walmsley was elected as a Vice-Chair of the Group in May 2018.

 

Jim Shannon MP
Vice-Chair
DUP MP for Strangford
Jim was elected as a Vice-Chair of the Group in May 2018.

The Rt Hon Pat McFadden MP
Vice-Chair
Labour MP for Wolverhampton South East
Pat joined the Group in July 2018, and was elected as a Vice-Chair in October 2018.

Rachael Maskell MP
Member
Labour/Co-operative MP for York Central
Rachael joined the Group in June 2018. 

 

 

 

 

Funding & Benefits in Kind

 

Source: PB Consulting

Description: PB Consulting is paid by grants from Novo Nordisk and Medtronic to act as the Group's secretariat

From: 18/07/17 to 17/07/2018

Value £s in bands of £1,500: 25,501 to 27,000 band