The APPG on Maternity ‘First 1,000 Days’ Awards 2014

Past Events

Summer Reception

Each year the APPGM holds a Summer Reception to promote their work. The Reception also provides an opportunity to highlight areas of good practice around the country and reward innovative and outstanding work.

Services throughout England have the chance to nominate themselves for Maternity Services Awards. Winners were invited along to the Reception to be presented with their Award on Monday 9th July 2012 in the Houses of Parliament. The speaker was Rt Hon Andrew Lansley MP, Secretary of State for Health.

Click here for a list of Award Winners & Highly Commended along with photographs

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All Party Parliamentary Group on Maternity AGM

The All Party Parliamentary Group on Maternity AGM was held on Monday 2nd July 2012.

The subject of this meeting was Maternity Networks with Dr Suzanne Tyler, Associate Director for Maternity & Newborn as the guest speaker.

Click here for presentation

Click here for a report of the meeting

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The All Party Parliamentary Group on Maternity meeting took place on Monday 14th May 2012, in the Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House.

The discussion focused on Adverse Birth Events.

Click here for a report of the meeting

Speakers included:

Jane Abbott, Head of Programmes at Bliss   Click here for presentation

Charlotte Bevan, Research & Prevention Advisor at Sands  Click here for presentation

For the latest news from Sands, visit their website www.uk-sands.org

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The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Maternity took place on Monday, 19th March 2012.

The discussion focused on the commissioning of maternity services.

As the Health and Social Care Bill nears its final stages in Parliament:


  • How will commissioning of maternity services work- and how will it be structured?
  • Will it cut costs and pass the 'Nicolson' test?
  • Will it meet the needs of those who use Maternity Services?

Speakers included:

Rt Hon Stephen Dorrell MP, Chairman of the Health Select Committee
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Belinda Phipps, CEO of NCT  Click here for presentation

Chaired by DR Dan Poulter MP, Chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Maternity


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The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Maternity held jointly with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS took place on
Tuesday, 24th January 2012.

The discussion focused on the Prevention of Mother-to-child transmission of HIV and AIDS: How can we stop children being born with HIV?

Speakers included:

Professor Sebastian Lucas, Head of Department of Clinical Histopathology, St. Thomas' Hospital. Click here for presentation


Dr Mitch Besser, Founding Director, Mothers2mothers  Click here for presentation

Dr Alice Welbourn, Director, The Salamander Trust Click here for presentation

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