Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Innovation

Responsibilities

Responsibilities for the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Innovation include:

  • health protection, including: emergency preparedness, immunisation and infectious diseases
  • health Improvement, including: tobacco, alcohol, obesity, physical activity, drugs, addiction to medicines
  • diabetes
  • children’s health and school nursing
  • sexual health
  • abortion
  • mental health services
  • homelessness
  • prison health services
  • data and technology
  • cyber security
  • research and development
  • fertility and embryology
  • life sciences innovation
  • genomics
  • antimicrobial resistance
  • global health security

Ministerial lead for:

  • Public Health England
  • NHS Digital
  • Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

Previous holders of this role

  1. Nicola Blackwood

    • 2016 to 2017

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