I recently hosted an event in Parliament for Pancreatic Cancer UK (PCUK) where I was delighted to speak along with their Chief Executive, Alex Ford, Lynne Walker, PCUK Trustee and pancreatic cancer survivor, and Jane Ellison MP, Public Health Minister.

Alex spoke about PCUK’s work on the Patient Charter, how the Charter will empower patients to challenge poor care, and PCUK’s Gold Standards Campaign, aimed at defining a gold standard of care for pancreatic cancer patients and making that standard a reality for all patients. Lynne spoke about the Charter from a patient perspective, discussing her own experience of pancreatic cancer care. Jane Ellison finished up the evening by speaking about the importance of improving patient care and action being taken to improve care standards for pancreatic cancer patients.

I was a privilege to host this event for PCUK, having had my own experiences with pancreatic cancer through a friend who had suffered with the disease. I am proud to support their patient charter, and I wish them every success in improving patient care for pancreatic cancer patients. I will of course support them wherever I can.