Results 1–20 of 923 for speaker:Abena Oppong-Asare

Backbench Business: Mental Health and Long-term Conditions — [Sir Robert Syms in the Chair] (16 May 2024)

Abena Oppong-Asare: It is a pleasure to see you in the Chair, Sir Robert. I thank my hon. Friend the Member for Bootle (Peter Dowd) for securing this important debate. I know that this is a topic very close to his heart, particularly as he is an officer of the all-party parliamentary health group. He recently gave a keynote speech about mental health and wellbeing for the NHS and social care for Westminster...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Health and Safety: Mental Health (17 Apr 2024)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many improvement and prohibition notices the Health and Safety Executive has issued on (a) workplace stress and (b) other mental health problems at work in each year since it took responsibility for this area.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Employment: Mental Health (26 Mar 2024)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many and what proportion of Health and Safety Executive employees are dedicated to mental health related workplace matters.

Health and Wellbeing Services: Essex (12 Mar 2024)

Abena Oppong-Asare: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Henderson. I thank the right hon. Member for Witham (Priti Patel) for securing this important debate; I know this is something she is passionate about. She highlighted a number of important issues and concerns regarding health and wellbeing services in her constituency and across Essex, and I am pleased to respond on the Opposition’s...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Maternity Disparities Taskforce (12 Mar 2024)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the maternity disparities taskforce (a) last met and (b) is next scheduled to meet.

Written Answers — Treasury: Sanctions: Russia ( 6 Mar 2024)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what steps he has taken with Cabinet colleagues to ensure that UK-based companies are fully complying with the sanctions imposed on (a) Russian oil and (b) other Russian exports.

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Russia: Oil ( 6 Mar 2024)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Minister of State, Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, what assessment he has made of the impact of the current sanctions regime on the flow of Russian oil into the UK; and whether he has plans to strengthen those measures.

Health and Social Care: Gynaecology Treatment ( 5 Mar 2024)

Abena Oppong-Asare: NHS figures from December show that the number of women waiting for gynaecological treatment reached another record high of nearly 600,000. That number has tripled since 2012. A Labour Government will cut NHS waiting lists in England by funding 2 million more appointments a year. What can the Minister say to the women waiting urgently for treatment?

Backbench Business: Eating Disorders Awareness Week — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (29 Feb 2024)

Abena Oppong-Asare: On the Minister’s point about getting waiting time targets down to one week, those targets were implemented in 2015, and they are yet to be met. Could the Minister explain what work is being done to address that, because he just mentioned those same targets again?

Backbench Business: Eating Disorders Awareness Week — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (29 Feb 2024)

Abena Oppong-Asare: I just want to add to the point made by the hon. Member for Bath (Wera Hobhouse) about hubs. What work will be done to ensure that the data is captured to see how the growing problem of eating disorders can be addressed and what effective treatments could slow the increase?

Backbench Business: Eating Disorders Awareness Week — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (29 Feb 2024)

Abena Oppong-Asare: It is a pleasure to serve with you in the Chair, Mr Hollobone. I want to start by praising the hon. Member for Bath (Wera Hobhouse) and my hon. Friend the Member for Sheffield, Hallam (Olivia Blake). They are true champions of those suffering from eating disorders or mental health issues, especially our children and young people. I congratulate them on securing the debate and on their...

Israel and Gaza (27 Feb 2024)

Abena Oppong-Asare: On UNRWA funding, I want to follow up on his comments that we are up to date and waiting on the report. Can he give some assurances today that the Government will commit to bringing back the funding? What are the timescales on that?

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Autism and Learning Disability: Housing (14 Feb 2024)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how much capital funding NHS England plans to make available for housing for people with a learning disability and autism in the 2024-25 financial year; and if she will make an estimate of the number of people who will be provided housing through this funding.

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Offenders: Mental Illness ( 7 Feb 2024)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he plans to amend the right of offenders sentenced to an Indefinite Hospital Order to apply for a review every 12 months; and whether he has made an assessment of the impact of those reviews on (a) victims and (b) families.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Building the Right Support Delivery Board ( 5 Feb 2024)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Building the Right Support Delivery Board will continue beyond March 2024.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Psychiatric Hospitals: Autism and Learning Disability ( 5 Feb 2024)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps she is taking to help tackle variations between Integrated Care Boards in levels of adults in mental health hospitals with (a) learning disabilities and (b) autism.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Autism and Learning Disability: Patients ( 5 Feb 2024)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether she plans to set targets from April 2024 on reducing the number of people in inpatient settings with (a) learning disabilities and (b) autism.

Children’s Mental Health Week 2024 — [Mark Pritchard in the Chair] (30 Jan 2024)

Abena Oppong-Asare: It is a pleasure to serve with you in the Chair, Mr Pritchard. Let me start my remarks by praising my hon. Friend the Member for Tooting (Dr Allin-Khan). She is a true champion for the nation’s health. She works tirelessly to highlight mental health issues, especially those among children. In my unbiased way, I have seen how she has operated as an MP and as an NHS emergency doctor, as...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists (23 Jan 2024)

Abena Oppong-Asare: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2024 to Question 8607 on Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists, if she will provide this data by NHS provider.

Health and Social Care: Midwifery and Maternity Services (23 Jan 2024)

Abena Oppong-Asare: Recruiting and retraining more NHS staff is crucial if women are to get gynaecology, obstetric and maternity care. I would like to share the story of Sandy Simmons. She was told 11 months ago that she needed surgery for a uterine prolapse; today, after nearly a year of pain, she is still waiting. Labour candidates such as Keir Cozens in Great Yarmouth are speaking up for women like Sandy and...


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