Minister of State (Minister for Patient Safety, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health)

Nadine Dorries MP

Biography

Nadine Dorries was appointed Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care in May 2020, having been promoted from Parliamentary Under Secretary of State in the department, appointed on 27 July 2019.

She was elected as the Conservative MP for Mid Bedfordshire in May 2005.

Education

She trained as a nurse at Warrington General Hospital.

Political career

Nadine was previously an adviser to the former Shadow Home Secretary and Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer Oliver Letwin MP.

Career outside politics

Nadine began her career as a nurse, then went on to set up her own business and later became a director at BUPA. She has also published a number of books.

Minister of State (Minister for Patient Safety, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health)

The Minister of State for Patient Safety, Suicide Prevention and Mental Health leads on the following:

  • COVID-19:
    • test and trace: contain framework
    • social distancing
  • mental health
  • suicide prevention and crisis prevention
  • offender health
  • vulnerable groups
  • patient safety
  • women’s health strategy
  • maternity care
  • inquiries
  • patient experience
  • cosmetic regulation
  • armed forces’ and veterans’ health
  • sponsorship of:
    • NHS Resolution
    • CQC

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