Ministerial role

Secretary of State for Health

Responsibilities

The Secretary of State for Health has overall responsibility for the business and policies of the department, including:

  • financial control
  • oversight of all NHS delivery and performance
  • mental health
  • championing patient safety

Previous holders of this role

  1. The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP

    • 2012 to 2018
  2. The Rt Hon Andrew Lansley CBE

    • 2010 to 2012

Announcements

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  1. Jeremy Hunt takes forward ‘new era of friendship’ with Japan

    • Press release
  2. Government and life sciences sector agree transformative sector deal

    • Press release
  3. More cancer specialists to be employed by the NHS

    • News story
  4. Government proposals on children and young people's mental health

    • News story
  5. Strategy seeks one million more disabled people in work by 2027

    • Press release
  6. Government sets out plan to see more disabled people in work

    • News story
  7. New maternity strategy to reduce the number of stillbirths

    • News story
  8. Major pharma leader MSD first to endorse government’s Industrial Strategy as it announces major investment in the UK

    • Press release
  9. New £15 million grant scheme to improve mental healthcare

    • News story
  10. Jeremy Hunt announces salary supplement for trainee GPs

    • News story