Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State


The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Lords) leads on the following policy areas:

  • research, life sciences and NHS innovation
  • medicines pricing and regulation
  • data, digital and technology, including cyber security
  • global development and trade
  • rare diseases
  • income generation

Ministerial lead for:

  • NHS Business Services Authority
  • NHS Digital
  • Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
  • Health Research Authority

In addition, she represents the government on all aspects of health in the House of Lords.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Baroness Blackwood

    2019 to 2020

  2. Lord O'Shaughnessy

    2016 to 2018

  3. Lord Prior of Brampton

    2015 to 2016