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John Baron MP highlights living with Diabetes Day

March 13, 2015
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MP urges constituents to attend event John Baron MP has today urged constituents to attend the ‘Living with Diabetes Day’ event for those with Type Two Diabetes, which will take place at Basildon’s Holiday Inn on March 24th. The event which is being run by Diabetes UK and funded by Tesco, will offer free...
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John Baron MP attends Macmillan Cancer Support Parliamentary reception

February 27, 2015
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John Baron MP attends Macmillan Cancer Support Parliamentary reception

MP says patients must be treated with dignity and respect At a Parliamentary reception organised earlier this week by Macmillan Cancer Support, John Baron MP met people affected by cancer who shared their own experiences and raised the importance of being listened to throughout their journey. Macmillan staff at the event also shared their...
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John Baron MP presses Health Secretary on Earlier Diagnosis for cancer

February 24, 2015
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MP says NHS England’s decision could save thousands of lives During Health Questions today in the House of Commons, John Baron MP asked the Health Secretary, Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, about cancer survival rates. John asked, “The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Cancer and wider cancer community have commended the Government for placing one-year...
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John Baron MP attends Melanoma Dashboard launch

February 11, 2015
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John Baron MP attends Melanoma Dashboard launch

MP says low public awareness must improve John Baron MP recently attended the Parliamentary launch of Melanoma UK and the Melanoma Dashboard. The Melanoma Dashboard is a new online tool which brings together information, enabling patients to find their local melanoma services and compare how services in their area perform against the rest of...
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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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