Media enquiries

Contact the media centre if you are a journalist with a media enquiry or interview request. If you are a member of the public, please call 020 7210 4850.

The Department of Health and Social Care media centre is open Monday to Friday, 7am to 7pm – see the team contact details below. Outside these hours, call the duty press officer on 0333 320 1654.

Please note: the coronavirus news desk email will not be monitored on bank holidays. Please contact the duty press officer on these days.

Coronavirus

Due to the high volume of calls we’re receiving, media are advised to email any queries they may have on coronavirus to pressofficenewsdesk@dhsc.gov.uk.

This inbox is monitored between 7am and 7:30pm, Monday to Friday only. Media should use the out-of-hours number if contacting the department outside of these hours.

Contact:

  • Frederick Stevens: 020 7972 1220
  • Lydia Jenkinson: 020 7972 3206
  • Kim Tran: 020 7972 3734
  • Abby Scott: 020 7972 1501
  • Sadie Lister: 020 7972 4729
  • Adam Cornell: 020 7972 5239
  • Simon Goodwin: 020 7210 5503
  • James Watkins: 020 7210 5472
  • Tom Large: 020 7972 1993

NHS and Test and Trace

Government policy on: 

  • urgent and emergency care, including ambulances and 111
  • hospital performance
  • finance and efficiency
  • health infrastructure
  • workforce, including pay and pensions
  • special measures
  • patient experience
  • maternity services
  • nursing and midwifery
  • patient safety
  • regulation
  • GPs
  • dentistry
  • community pharmacy
  • PPE supply
  • blood and organ donation
  • cancer
  • screening
  • testing (coronavirus)
  • test and trace service (coronavirus)
  • Joint Biosecurity Centre

Contact:

Community care

Government policy on:

  • adult social care
  • social care workforce
  • carers
  • end of life care
  • dementia
  • learning disabilities
  • autism
  • social prescribing
  • loneliness
  • long-term conditions
  • rare diseases
  • children and adult’s mental health including suicide prevention and eating disorders
  • vulnerable groups and inequalities
  • women’s and children’s health
  • cosmetic regulation
  • abortion
  • drug, gambling and alcohol addiction
  • sexual health
  • data and technology:
    • cyber security
    • research
    • genomics, genetics, regenerative medicine

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International, public health and medicines

Government policy on:

  • PPE, shielding, SAGE
  • EU Exit
  • medicine supply, regulation, uptake of new drugs, NICE and MHRA
  • public and global health, including obesity, infectious diseases, flu, vaccinations, antimicrobial resistance and smoking
  • all media for the Chief Medical Officer
  • life sciences, including clinical trials and innovative treatments

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