MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, Debbie Abrahams, has been awarded a Fellowship by the Faculty of Public Health
The Oldham MP was given the honour after the work that she has done addressing health inequalities.
The standard-setting body for consultants in public health, the Faculty of Public Health (FPH), invite their current Fellows of the Faculty to nominate new members for a fellowship. Proposed new members are suggested based on their significant contribution to the practice of public health, science or literature.
President of FPH, Professor Lindsey Davies, , said: “This Fellowship through distinction is being awarded to Debbie for her tireless work addressing the health inequalities in Knowsley where she was the head of Health For All from 1992 to 2000, dedicating herself to the development of methods of health impact assessment and her continued passion for public health issues while in Parliament.”
The Labour MP said: “I feel honoured to have been awarded this fellowship by my former colleagues.”