WE NEED YOUR HELP!
The next meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) is on 25 April. The meeting will include briefings on both the recent review of SCI services and the Peer Review of SCI Centres. These are critically important issues for the SCI community, so it is vital that we get as many MPs as possible to attend. We would like to ask for your help, by personally inviting your local MP to attend the APPG meeting.
If you are unsure of your local MPs details, you can use your postcode or a place name to find them, by searching the Directory of MPs online at www.parliament.uk.
On this occasion, by far the best way to contact your MP is by email. You will find their email address in the Directory of MPs. However, you can instead write c/o House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA. You may wish to use the following wording when writing to your MP, to which we would encourage you to add brief details of your own experiences of your SCI Centre and how important it has been for your rehabilitation and on-going health needs.
Thank you for your help!
Suggested invitation wording
“Dear Mr/Mrs/Ms [insert name]
The next meeting of the APPG on Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) will be held at 4pm on Tuesday, 25 April in Committee Room 2a of the House of Lords.
The meeting will be hearing from NHS England on the recent Service Review of SCI services and the Peer Review of SCI Centres. Both reports will be making recommendations on improving specialist health services for SCI people.
The group will hear what SCI people want from specialist health services. They will also learn how lack of access to SCI Centres affects people and about NHS England’s plans to improve services to better meet their needs.
I would be grateful if you could find an hour or so within your busy schedule to support the SCI community, by attending what promises to be a very important meeting for the progression of specialist SCI health services.”
For more information or support on this matter or if you can attend please let our Campaigns team know on firstname.lastname@example.org.”