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 as 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 responsibility for the work of the Department of Health (DH). DH provides strategic leadership for public health, the NHS and social care in England, focused around 5 key priorities:

  • older people
  • mortality
  • care
  • dementia
  • long-term conditions

Previous roles in government

  1. Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

    • 2010 to 2012

Announcements

by The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP

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  1. Jeremy Hunt: message to NHS staff about making the NHS safer

    • 28 March 2014
    • Speech
  2. Sign Up To Safety- The path to saving 6,000 lives

    • 27 March 2014
    • Speech
  3. Jeremy Hunt: message to NHS staff on supporting compassionate care

    • 7 March 2014
    • Speech
  4. Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Special Administration

    • 26 February 2014
    • Statement to Parliament
  5. Jeremy Hunt: message to NHS staff one year on from Francis Report

    • 10 February 2014
    • Speech
  6. Jeremy Hunt: message to NHS staff on patient care and safety

    • 24 January 2014
    • Speech
  7. Treating patients as people

    • 23 January 2014
    • Speech
  8. Jeremy Hunt: New Year message to NHS staff

    • 10 January 2014
    • Speech
  9. Jeremy Hunt: thanks to NHS Staff

    • 23 December 2013
    • Speech
  10. G8 dementia summit

    • 11 December 2013
    • News story

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