Secretary of State for Health

The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP

Biography

Jeremy Hunt was appointed Secretary of State for Health in September 2012. He was elected Conservative MP for South West Surrey in May 2005.

Education

Jeremy was educated at Oxford University.

Political career

In May 2010 Jeremy was appointed Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport. He was formerly Shadow Culture Secretary 2007 to 2010 and Shadow Minister for Disabled People 2005 to 2007.

Career outside politics

Before his election as an MP, Jeremy ran his own educational publishing business, Hotcourses. He also set up a charity to help AIDS orphans in Africa in which he continues to play an active role.

Personal life

He lives in Farnham and London with his wife, son and daughter.

Secretary of State for Health

The Secretary of State has overall financial control and oversight of all NHS delivery and performance.

Previous roles in government

  1. Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

    • 2010 to 2012

Policies

  1. Drug misuse and dependency
  2. NHS efficiency

Announcements

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  1. Jeremy Hunt: message to NHS staff about the future NHS

    • 17 July 2015
    • Speech
  2. Jeremy Hunt announces new measures to improve safety across NHS

    • 16 July 2015
    • News story
  3. Improving the safety culture in the NHS

    • 16 July 2015
    • Statement to Parliament
  4. Health Secretary sets out ambition for a 21st century NHS

    • 16 July 2015
    • News story
  5. Making healthcare more human-centred and not system-centred

    • 16 July 2015
    • Speech
  6. New joint Chair of Monitor and Chair-Designate of the NHS TDA appointed

    • 16 July 2015
    • News story
  7. Prime Minister congratulates Ebola heroes

    • 10 July 2015
    • News story
  8. New social contract between the public, health and care services

    • 1 July 2015
    • News story
  9. Personal responsibility

    • 1 July 2015
    • Speech
  10. Jeremy Hunt: message to NHS staff on the new deal for GPs

    • 26 June 2015
    • Speech