We are delighted have recently secured a Westminster Hall debate on ‘diagnosis of liver disease and liver cancer’ on Tuesday 11th October. The debate is a fantastic opportunity for us to raise the profile of the liver disease crisis at Westminster and engage directly with the Minister.
The debate will be led by Margaret Ferrier MP (Vice Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on liver disease and liver cancer) and the Minister responding to the debate will be Will Quince MP (Department of Health and Social Care). Wayne David MP (APPG Chair) has confirmed he will also be participating.
We would be hugely appreciative if you could write to your local MP encouraging them to attend. We can provide your MP with a tailored briefing and publicise their involvement on social media.
- You can find out your local MP’s email address using this tool: https://members.parliament.uk/FindYourMP
- You can find a draft email below, which you are free to personalise.
The debate will be available to watch on parliament TV here: www.parliamentlive.tv/Commons
Dear MP name
I am writing to you as one of your constituents (my postcode is XX) to ask for your help in raising the profile of the liver disease public health emergency at Westminster – an issue that's personally impacted me and that I'm passionate out.
Personalise where possible to explain why improving early diagnosis and treatment outcomes for liver disease patients is important to you.
I would be hugely grateful if you could speak in the forthcoming Westminster Hall debate on ‘diagnosis of liver disease and liver cancer’ on Tuesday 11 October 2022 at 6:30pm.
While liver disease is almost entirely preventable (90%), three quarters of people with cirrhosis are diagnosed when it’s too late for effective intervention or treatment. This debate is a critical opportunity to raise liver disease up the political agenda and drive public awareness of the importance of early diagnosis – ultimately saving lives and improving patient outcomes.
Please do email the Secretariat to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Liver Disease and Liver Cancer at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your availability to attend. The British Liver Trust can provide you with a tailored briefing and talking points in addition to publicising your involvement on social media to drive awareness with your constituents.
With your support, we can turn the tide on the liver disease crisis.
[insert name and post code]