Secretary of State for Health

The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP


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


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


  1. Drug misuse and dependency
  2. NHS efficiency


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  1. New social contract between the public, health and care services

    • 1 July 2015
    • News story
  2. Personal responsibility

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

    • 26 June 2015
    • Speech
  4. New deal for general practice

    • 19 June 2015
    • Speech
  5. Safety and efficiency in the NHS

    • 5 June 2015
    • Speech
  6. How can we afford the kind of care we all want?

    • 2 June 2015
    • Speech
  7. Clampdown on staffing agencies charging NHS extortionate rates

    • 2 June 2015
    • News story
  8. Seven-day a week NHS: Prime Minister's visit and speech

    • 18 May 2015
    • Press release
  9. Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt on his reappointment

    • 12 May 2015
    • News story
  10. Jeremy Hunt: message to NHS staff highlighting achievements

    • 27 March 2015
    • Speech