Ministerial role

Minister of State (Minister for Health)

Current role holder: Edward Argar MP


The Minister of State for Health leads on the following:

  • NHS operational performance
  • Long Term Plan Bill
  • finance, efficiency and commercial
  • NHS capital, land and estates
  • transformation
  • NHS England mandate
  • devolved administrations, Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories
  • secondary legislation
  • departmental management
  • EU future relationship and trade
  • sponsorship of:
    • NHSE
    • NHSI

Current role holder

Edward Argar MP

Edward Argar was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care on 10 September 2019.

Edward was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice between 14 June 2018 and 10 September 2019.

He was elected as Conservative MP for Charnwood in 2015.

More about this person

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Chris Skidmore MP

    2019 to 2019

  2. Stephen Hammond MP

    2018 to 2019

  3. The Rt Hon Steve Barclay MP

    2018 to 2018


  1. NHS Pay Review Body remit letter: 2020 to 2021
  2. Consumer, Retail and Life Sciences Business Council: 28 May 2019
  3. Multi-million pound investment in new ambulances for the NHS
  4. NHS Improvement's remit for 2018 to 2019