The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Liver Health (formerly the APPG on Hepatology) is a group of MPs and Peers who have come together to tackle the growing problem of liver disease and its causes.

Our statement of purpose is “to promote discussion of hepatology, including viral hepatitis and related public health issues, and to raise matters of concern with, and make representations to, government and other policy makers.”

Liver disease is a fast growing problem in the UK, and with annual deaths from liver disease having almost doubled since 1993, it is predicted to become the UK’s biggest killer within a generation. Despite this, and despite it being preventable, liver disease has been consistently under-prioritised and is the only major killer in the UK lacking a national strategy. Continued failure to act against rising liver disease deaths will carry catastrophic consequences for future generations, and place a considerable burden on our national health system.