Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Mental Health and Inequalities

Jackie Doyle-Price MP

Biography

Jackie Doyle-Price was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health on 14 June 2017.

She served as Assistant Government Whip from 13 May 2015 to 14 June 2017. She was elected Conservative MP for Thurrock in May 2010.

Education

Jackie was educated at Notre Dame High School in Sheffield, going on to study economics at University College, Durham.

Politics

From 2010 to 2014 Jackie served on the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee which is responsible for scrutinising government spending. Jackie was elected Chairman of the All Party Gurkha Welfare Group in May 2012.

Career before politics

Jackie worked for the Sheffield Enterprise Agency and for South Yorkshire Police. In 1994 she joined the Corporation of London and was Private Secretary to the Lord Mayor of London from 2000-2005. She later joined the Financial Services Authority as an adviser to the Financial Services Consumer Panel.

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Mental Health and Inequalities

The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Mental Health and Inequalities) leads on the following policy areas:

  • quality and safety of mental health services
  • vulnerable groups
  • women’s and children’s health
  • maternity care
  • investigations and inquiries
  • cosmetic treatment regulation
  • patient experience
  • blood and transplants, including organ donation

Ministerial lead for:

  • NHS Blood and Transplant
  • Human Tissue Authority

Previous roles in government

  1. Assistant Government Whip

    • 2015 to 2017

Announcements

  1. Blitz on drugs in prison underway
  2. Multi-million pound fund to help tackle the disability employment gap launched
  3. New funding for suicide prevention in England
  4. New £15 million grant scheme to improve mental healthcare
  5. Choice in end of life care: government progress
  6. Family Restoration Fund gets £2 million extra funding