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MP Marks Wellbeing Week

Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams marked World Wellbeing Week this week by calling for people’s wellbeing to be a key objective of Government, and not just economic growth. The theme of 2023’s world wellbeing week is anxiety. Before being elected as the MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, Ms Abrahams was a public health consultant focusing on health inequalities and Chair of […]

Debbie Abrahams MP Opens UK’s First Ever Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference

Debbie Abrahams, Labour MP for Oldham East & Saddleworth recently opened the first ever Metastatic Breast Cancer (MBC) Conference in Greater Manchester. Working alongside METUP UK – set up by her constituent Jo Taylor, as well as Mayor Andy Burnham and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority; Debbie delivered the opening address at the event and […]

The Challenges Facing Our NHS

My office has been inundated with messages from my constituents concerned about forthcoming operations and other treatments. I have seen for myself the immense strain being placed on our NHS staff. The hardworking Royal Oldham Hospital staff have been praised by the CQC for their care and commitment to patients in the recent inspection however, […]

Oldham MP speaks out about NHS reorganisation plans

I have spoken out against the Government’s plans to pass a new bill to reorganise the NHS in England. As a long-time campaigner against NHS privatisation, previously resigning as Chair of Rochdale Primary Care Trust over concerns of the increase in use of private healthcare companies in the NHS, I am speaking out this time […]

COVID – 19 FAQs

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, I have been contacted by many constituents concerned by how this pandemic impacts them and what they should do. I have set out advice and online resources below from the NHS, the Government, Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council and more to assist you. If you have a specific query please contact […]

The Government must do more to protect our NHS and care staff

Our NHS and care staff are on the frontline battling Covid-19 but there is currently a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) which is putting them, and patients, at unacceptable risk. Whilst I appreciate the pressure Matt Hancock is under – and I’ve thanked him for the work he is doing – as a former […]

MP’s office to continue supporting local people during Covid-19 crisis

In response to the Covid 19 pandemic, and to reduce the risk to my constituents, my constituency office will not be open for face to face meetings until further notice. However, my team and I will be happy to continue assisting you with any issues you may have via email (preferable) or phone. To contact […]

Assessing the potential impacts of a trade deal on our health and the NHS

I tabled an amendment on the EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill in order to ensure that the potential health impacts of any proposed trade deal are assessed prior to its agreement and implementation. Unfortunately, after two and a half hours I was not called to move my amendment so I’ve copied the speech I was going […]

Oldham MP backs campaign to grow the Northern Forest

Together with 120 Northern leaders, I am taking the issue of climate change straight to the heart of Government. We have written to the Prime Minister asking for his support and commitment to grow the Northern Forest which you can read here. As the world faces a climate crisis, and local authorities across the UK […]

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