An APPG is an informal cross-party group. APPGs have no official status within Parliament. They are run by and for Members of the Commons and Lords, though many choose to involve individuals and organisations from outside Parliament in their administration and activities.
Haemochromatosis UK (HUK) provides a secretariat and this website to the APPG and the APPG has been created as a result of a call for such representation by HUK. However, the APPG and HUK have their own separate views, protocols, limitations, and priorities. HUK and the APPG intend to work closely together but the two are separate entities.
The APPG is bound by parliamentary regulations and protocols, in particular with constraints on financial benefits for members and the disclosure of interests.
HUK is a charity and as such is bound by charity law and regulated by The Charity Commission for England and Wales. HUK must remain politically neutral. Haemochromatosis UK and HUK are working names of The Haemochromatosis Society.
Medical and scientific information discussed by the APPG and made public through the availability of meeting minutes is not a substitute for professional care and should not be used for diagnosing or treating a health problem. If you have or suspect you may have a health problem you must consult your doctor.
As a registered All-Party Parliamentary Group, the APPG on GH is permitted to make use of the Parliamentary crowned portcullis symbol. However, the House of Commons takes no responsibility for this website or any of its content.