Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Mental Health and Inequalities


The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Mental Health and Inequalities) leads on the following policy areas:

  • quality and safety of mental health services
  • vulnerable groups
  • women’s and children’s health
  • maternity care
  • investigations and inquiries
  • cosmetic treatment regulation
  • patient experience
  • blood and transplants, including organ donation

Ministerial lead for:

  • NHS Blood and Transplant
  • Human Tissue Authority

Current role holder: Jackie Doyle-Price MP

Jackie Doyle-Price was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health on 14 June 2017.

She served as Assistant Government Whip from 13 May 2015 to 14 June 2017. She was elected Conservative MP for Thurrock in May 2010.


Jackie was educated at Notre Dame High School in Sheffield, going on to study economics at University College, Durham.


From 2010 to 2014 Jackie served on the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee which is responsible for scrutinising government spending. Jackie was elected Chairman of the All Party Gurkha Welfare Group in May 2012.

Career before politics

Jackie worked for the Sheffield Enterprise Agency and for South Yorkshire Police. In 1994 she joined the Corporation of London and was Private Secretary to the Lord Mayor of London from 2000-2005. She later joined the Financial Services Authority as an adviser to the Financial Services Consumer Panel.


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