Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick

Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick's full title is The Baroness Ritchie of Downpatrick. Her name is Margaret Ritchie, and she is a current member of the House of Lords.

APPG officer roles

All-Party Parliamentary Groups (APPGs) are informal cross-party groups that have no official status within Parliament. They are run by and for Members of the Commons and Lords, though many choose to involve individuals and organisations from outside Parliament in their administration and activities.

Officer Roles are drawn from the latest edition of the Register of APPGs. To see the latest edition of the register, go to Published Register of APPGs.

To raise awareness of dementia among parliamentarians and to influence legislation and policy making in order to improve the lives of people with dementia and their carers.
Vice Chair
Haemophilia and Contaminated Blood
To promote awareness of, and campaign for, people with haemophilia and other bleeding disorders and people infected with blood-borne viruses due to contaminated blood and blood products used in their healthcare treatment.
Vice Chair
Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases
To inform parliamentarians of the devastation that malaria and the neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) cause. Malaria and many of the NTDs are tractable disease. Suffering from malaria is avoidable. Malaria and many of the NTDs are treatable.
Vice Chair
Nutrition: Science and Health
To raise parliamentary awareness and stimulate informed debate around regional, national and global nutrition issues; and to champion nutrition science to support evidence-based policy making in areas surrounding nutrition and health challenges.
To provide a medium through which parliamentarians, organisations and those affected by Sepsis can discuss the current provision for the condition, which claims 48,000 lives in the UK every year, promote public understanding and advocate for simple, timely interventions to be implemented as standard across the NHS; whilst considering sepsis as a critical component of the response to infections management including infection prevention and a patient-centred approach to antimicrobial stewardship.
Vice Chair