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

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Ben Gummer MP

    • 2015 to 2016
  2. Dr Daniel Poulter

    • 2012 to 2015
  3. The Rt Hon Simon Burns

    • 1996 to 1997

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