Media enquiries

Contact information for the Department of Health and Social Care media team.

If you are a member of the public, please submit your enquiry via the general enquiries contact form.

DHSC media team

Contact our press office if you are a journalist with a media enquiry.

Journalists should email or call our central newsdesk on 020 7972 3272. The newsdesk operates from 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday.

Out of hours

To contact the press office out of hours (including weekends and public holidays), please call the duty press officer on 0333 320 1654.

Secondary care and capital

Government policy on:

  • NHS performance
  • urgent and emergency care
  • NHS workforce including pay
  • NHS finances
  • hospital buildings
  • NHS car parking
  • genomics, genetics and life sciences
  • data and technology


Primary and adult social care

Government policy on:

  • adult social care
  • learning disabilities and autism
  • long-term conditions and rare diseases, including long COVID
  • hospices and end of life care
  • cancer and screening
  • primary care including general practice, pharmacy and dentistry
  • social prescribing
  • blood and organ donation
  • patient safety
  • clinical negligence


Public health, women’s health and mental health

Government policy on:

  • flu
  • vaccinations
  • medicine supply and regulation
  • coronavirus (COVID-19) therapeutics
  • global health
  • obesity
  • infectious diseases
  • antimicrobial resistance (AMR)
  • women’s and children’s health
  • maternity services
  • abortion
  • cosmetic regulation
  • drug, gambling and alcohol addiction
  • sexual health
  • vulnerable groups and health inequalities
  • mental health and suicide prevention
  • media for the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID)
  • all media for the Chief Medical Officer and Deputy Chief Medical Officers