Ministerial role

Minister of State for Health


The Minister of State for Health leads on the following policy areas:

  • NHS operations and performance
  • secondary care commissioning policy
  • healthcare quality regulation
  • hospital care quality and patient experience
  • patient safety
  • hospitals in special measures
  • Department of Health expenditure and finances
  • procurement
  • hospital productivity
  • workforce including pay and pensions, nursing and midwifery and education and training
  • workforce race equality standard
  • professional regulation
  • cosmetic regulation
  • maternity care
  • screening in pregnancy

Ministerial lead for:

  • Care Quality Commission
  • Health Education England
  • NHS Improvement
  • Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

Previous holders of this role

  1. Philip Dunne MP

    • 2016 to 2018


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  1. NHS prescription charges from April 2017

    • Statement to Parliament