Ministerial role

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Care Quality

Responsibilities

Ministerial responsibilities include:

  • end of life care
  • failing hospitals
  • hospital care
  • maternity care
  • pathology and death certification
  • patient experience, including
    • friends and family test
    • NHS Constitution
    • ombudsman and complaints
    • patient choice
    • Patient Reported Outcome Measures
  • patient safety
  • prison health services
  • secondary care commissioning policy
  • workforce, including:
    • education and training
    • Health Education England
    • nursing and midwifery
    • skills

Current role holder: Ben Gummer MP

Ben Gummer was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Care Quality at the Department of Health in May 2015. He was elected the Conservative MP for Ipswich in May 2010.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Dr Daniel Poulter

    • 2012 to 2015
  2. The Rt Hon Simon Burns

    • 1996 to 1997

Policies

  1. Children's health
  2. Compassionate care in the NHS

Announcements

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  1. Parents to get complete picture of child development

    • 21 November 2014
    • Press release
  2. Atlas shows variations in NHS purchasing

    • 22 July 2014
    • News story
  3. Rewarding military and civilian medical excellence

    • 16 June 2014
    • News story
  4. World-class medical services for UK armed forces

    • 9 May 2014
    • News story
  5. New nursing apprenticeships for those who have proven they can care

    • 4 March 2014
    • Press release
  6. Healthcare Efficiency Through Technology Expo

    • 9 October 2013
    • Speech
  7. NHS information service for parents reaches 100,000 signups

    • 18 February 2013
    • News story
  8. £11 million funding boost to improve NHS care for war veterans

    • 15 February 2013
    • News story
  9. Hospitals share in funding to improve birthing environments

    • 24 January 2013
    • News story
  10. 2013 Health Partnership Awards launched

    • 10 January 2013
    • News story