All-Party Parliamentary Group
on Vascular and Venous Disease

Events > APPG Breakfast

The APPG breakfast took place in the atmosphere of NHS reforms becoming fully established from April 2013 and an on-going consultation into the commissioning of specialised services – including many manifestations of vascular disease. Moreover, the Department of Health were about to publish the Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes Strategy. The APPG produced reports which hoped to influence both pieces of work:


At the meeting, the Group heard from:

  • Professor Matt Thompson reported on his work on specialised commissioning of vascular services with the National Commissioning Board
  • Dr Damian Jenkinson, Interim National Clinical Director on Stroke, provided an update on the Cardiovascular Disease Outcome Strategy
  • Professor Jonothan Earnshaw gave us an update on the roll out of the NHS AAA Screening Programme

Minutes of the Meeting can be found here.