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John Baron MP leads Parliamentary cancer debate

February 6, 2015
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MP says underperforming CCGs must be held accountable Yesterday in the House of Commons, John Baron MP led a Parliamentary debate on improving cancer outcomes. John is the Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC) and, together with the chairmen and chairwomen of other cancer-related All-Party Parliamentary Groups, applied to the Back...
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John Baron MP supports mitochondrial donation

February 3, 2015
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MP says we should support science if it can help people Today in the House of Commons, MPs will vote on whether to allow mitochondrial donation – a medical technique which involves combining the DNA of three people to prevent a genetic disease being passed on from mother to child. Defective mitochondria, which lie...
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John Baron MP welcomes standardised packaging announcement

January 22, 2015
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MP highlights initiative’s positive impact on public health In a House of Commons Adjournment debate last night, the Minister for Public Health, Jane Ellison MP, announced that the Government would put legislative proposals for standardised cigarette packaging to MPs before the General Election. If the vote is successful, this initiative could become law by...
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John Baron MP hosts and addresses ‘Cancer52’ Parliamentary reception

December 11, 2014
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John Baron MP hosts and addresses ‘Cancer52’ Parliamentary reception

MP: NHS England’s announcement will improve earlier diagnosis Yesterday the Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC), John Baron MP, hosted and addressed a Parliamentary reception organised by ‘Cancer52’, a coalition of more than 80 charities representing rare and less common cancers. The purpose of the reception was to raise the profile...
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John Baron MP: NHS England announcement on earlier diagnosis could be ‘transformational’

December 9, 2014
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MP welcomes inclusion of one-year cancer survival rates into top tier of NHS accountability The Chief Executive of NHS England, Simon Stevens, announced at ‘Britain Against Cancer’ today that all Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will have to report on their one-year cancer survival rates as part of the CCG Assurance Framework. This document ensures...
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The APPGC hosts annual ‘Britain Against Cancer’ conference

December 8, 2014
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John Baron MP: NHS must do better on earlier diagnosis – cancer’s ‘Magic Key’ On Tuesday 9th December, John Baron MP will host ‘Britain Against Cancer’ – the largest annual one-day cancer conference of its type – at Methodist Central Hall, Westminster. The conference is organised by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC),...
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John Baron MP officially launches new defib unit

December 5, 2014
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John Baron MP officially launches new defib unit

Today John Baron MP met with the Billericay Street Pastors outside Billericay Police Station on the High Street to launch the new Defib unit in Billericay High Street. Funding for the Defib has been raised by local fund raising from Burstead Golf Club, Essex Police, One Stop Shop, Hazles Pottery Barns and The Fun...
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John Baron MP hosts Parliamentary launch of RNIB report

December 1, 2014
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John Baron MP hosts Parliamentary launch of RNIB report

MP backs campaign for sight loss advisers John Baron MP is backing a campaign by sight loss charity RNIB to ensure that everyone diagnosed with sight loss gets emotional support to come to terms with their condition. John hosted the parliamentary launch of The Royal National Institute of Blind People’s (RNIB) new report ‘Being...
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John Baron MP calls for one-year survival rates in NHS Delivery Dashboard

October 24, 2014
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Extra tier of accountability needs to include specific outcome measures On Wednesday, as Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer (APPGC), John Baron MP spoke at the Westminster launch of a major new report by the Cancer Campaigning Group – a coalition of national cancer charities. The report covers all aspects of cancer...
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John Baron MP goes pink for breast cancer awareness

October 21, 2014
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John Baron MP goes pink for breast cancer awareness

MP highlights importance of earlier diagnosis John Baron MP is supporting Breast Cancer Campaign’s flagship fundraiser, ‘Wear it Pink’ day. This year’s theme is ‘look good, do good’ in support of breast cancer research. On Friday 24th October, people all across the country will come together to find fun and stylish ways to wear...
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