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. New Permanent Secretary for the Department of Health

    • Press release
  2. Prime Minister pledges a revolution in mental health treatment

    • Press release
  3. London deal paves way to transform health care across the capital

    • News story
  4. Statement on junior doctors' contract

    • Statement to Parliament
  5. Unprecedented investment in the NHS

    • News story
  6. New ambition to halve rate of stillbirths and infant deaths

    • News story
  7. Junior doctors' contract

    • Statement to Parliament
  8. Patient power: threat or opportunity?

    • Speech
  9. Showcasing the best of NHS innovation to overseas health leaders

    • News story
  10. UK-China People to People talks set vision for State Visit

    • News story