News story

Information on future role of Health Secretary

Following the re-committal of the Health and Social Care Bill, the Department of Health is aware of a number of stakeholder questions on the future role and functions of the Secretary of State for Health.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

It has published a note explaining the changes to clause 1 of the National Health Service Act 2006 proposed by the Bill and the policy intention behind the changes. The note also sets out a response to the 18 questions posed by the evidence submitted by Peter Roderick, a public interest lawyer, in a memorandum to the Public Bill Committee in July 2011.

See Further information for legal professionals on clause 1 of the Health and Social Care Bill

Published 15 August 2011