Ministerial role

Minister of State (Minister for Care)

Current role holder: Helen Whately MP


The Minister of State for Care leads on the following:

  • COVID-19:
    • social care resilience
    • NHS workforce
    • test and trace: Joint Biosecurity Centre
  • adult social care
  • health/care integration
  • workforce
  • dementia, disabilities and long-term conditions
  • abortion
  • NHS Continuing Healthcare
  • sponsorship of:
    • HEE

Current role holder

Helen Whately MP

Helen Whately was appointed Minister of State (Minister for Care) at the Department of Health and Social Care on 13 February 2020.

She was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport from 10 September 2019 to 13 February 2020.

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Previous holders of this role

  1. Caroline Dinenage MP

    2018 to 2020