The APPG on Deafness Annual General Meeting took place on 1st April 2014.
Minutes of the AGM 2014 (pdf)
Stephen Lloyd MP was elected as Chair of the group.
The vice-chairs are:
Rosie Cooper MP
Stephen Phillips MP
Sir Malcolm Bruce MP
Sir Peter Bottomley MP
Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP
This year’s Parliamentary Reception is being held in May and is by invitation only to Members and Affiliates of UKCoD. Members of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Deafness are invited togther with other distinguished guests and is hosted this year by Sir Malcolm Bruce MP.
We would like to thank our sponsors of this year’s event:
In this report, the Chief Medical Officer, Prof Dame Sally Davies, looks at some of the big issues she identified in her last surveillance report. She has invited experts to examine these issues in detail and explore them further.
One of the highlights of the report is:
- There is very little good, national data on blindness and deafness, but it is important to have this because so many people are affected, and often live for many years with these conditions.
Of particular interest is Chapter 4, Sensory Impairment, which can be found on page 47 of the Report. In this Chapter the author, Professor Adrian Davis, has looked at GP patient survey data to find out more about deafness and blindness.
Chief Medical Officer Report (pdf)
On 31st March the House of Lords held a short debate on the health of deaf people. The question was raised by Lord Ponsonby of Shullbrede who attended the launch of the ‘Sick of It’ Report on 25th March.
House of Lords debate (Please go to Section 820 in the report)
Sick of It Report (English and BSL versions available)