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 liver disease, including its major causes of viral hepatitis, alcohol and obesity, 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 liver mortality increasing by four times over the last few decades, 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.

This is not an official website of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in these webpages are those of the group.