Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Community Health and Care

David Mowat


David Mowat was appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health on 17 July 2016. He was elected as the Conservative MP for Warrington South in May 2010.


David was educated at Lawrence Sheriff School and then studied engineering at Imperial College London.

Political career

Before he arrived at the Department of Health David was previously:

  • Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury from 2012 to 2016
  • Member of the Scottish Affairs Select Committee from 2010 to 2012
  • Member of the Joint Select Committee on the draft Financial Services Bill
  • Trustee of the House of Commons Pension Fund
  • on the Board of the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology (non-partisan body on science and technology within Parliament)

Career outside politics

After graduating, David qualified as a chartered accountant. He joined the consultancy firm Accenture where he became a global managing partner.

Prior to his election to Parliament, David served as the chairman of Fairbridge, a charitable organisation in Salford which helps to improve the life chances of disadvantaged young people. David also served as a councillor on Macclesfield Borough Council from 2007 to 2008.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Community Health and Care

The responsibilities for the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Community Health and Care include:

  • primary care, including dentistry, pharmacy and ophthalmic care
  • 7- day services
  • clinical commissioning groups
  • adult social care
  • integration of health and social care
  • NHS transformation
  • dementia
  • older people
  • physical and learning disabilities
  • autism
  • cancer
  • carers
  • community health services
  • end of life care
  • allied health professions
  • third sector / volunteers
  • personal health budgets
  • long-term conditions
  • veterans’ health

Ministerial responsibility for:

NHS England

Before July 2016, most of the responsibilities of this role were covered by the Minister of State for Community and Social Care.


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