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:

  • compassionate care
  • transparency
  • dementia
  • technology
  • better care

Previous roles in government

  1. Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

    • 2010 to 2012

Announcements

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  1. Home Secretary publishes Government response to Rotherham reports

    • 3 March 2015
    • News story
  2. The Morecambe Bay Investigation

    • 3 March 2015
    • Statement to Parliament
  3. Oral statement on the NHS Jimmy Savile investigations

    • 26 February 2015
    • Statement to Parliament
  4. Jeremy Hunt: message to NHS staff about whistleblowing

    • 11 February 2015
    • Speech
  5. Francis Report: update and response

    • 11 February 2015
    • Statement to Parliament
  6. Ambulance service in England

    • 16 January 2015
    • Statement to Parliament
  7. Jeremy Hunt: thank you to NHS staff

    • 19 December 2014
    • Speech
  8. Second cohort of NHS volunteers gear up to fight Ebola in West Africa

    • 5 December 2014
    • Press release
  9. NHS funding

    • 2 December 2014
    • Statement to Parliament
  10. Jeremy Hunt: message to NHS staff on transparent, safe healthcare

    • 28 November 2014
    • Speech