Jeremy Hunt

Secretary of State for Health

Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health

Jeremy Hunt was appointed Secretary of State for Health in September 2012.

He was elected as MP for South West Surrey in May 2005. In May 2010 Jeremy was appointed Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport. He was formerly Shadow Culture Secretary (2007–2010) and Shadow Minister for Disabled People (2005–2007). Before his election as an MP, Mr Hunt 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.

Mr Hunt was educated at Oxford University. He lives in Farnham and London with his wife, son and daughter.

New funding reforms announced for care and support

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The Government has announced new measures for funding care to ensure that the elderly and those with disabilities get the care they need without facing unlimited costs. The new measures … Read more → – New funding reforms announced for care and support

NHS leaders encouraged to hold staff listening events following Mid Staffs report

Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt and NHS Chief Executive, Sir David Nicholson have asked NHS leaders around the country to hold staff listening events following the publication of Robert Francis’s report … Read more → – NHS leaders encouraged to hold staff listening events following Mid Staffs report

Paperless NHS: Jeremy Hunt leads discussion

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Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt led a panel discussion earlier this week on achieving his ambition for a paperless NHS by 2018. He pledged that one region in England would have … Read more → – Paperless NHS: Jeremy Hunt leads discussion

South London Healthcare NHS Trust: Decision by Secretary of State

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In accordance with his statutory duty, the Secretary of State for Health has today published a notice of his decision in relation to South London Healthcare NHS Trust to secure sustainable … Read more → – South London Healthcare NHS Trust: Decision by Secretary of State

Jeremy Hunt challenges NHS to go paperless by 2018

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The NHS should go paperless by 2018 to save billions, improve services and help meet the challenges of an ageing population, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt will say today. In a … Read more → – Jeremy Hunt challenges NHS to go paperless by 2018

£5.45 billion budget for local public health services announced

A £5.45 billion two-year ring-fenced public health budget for local authorities has been announced today. From April 2013, public health budgets will be protected for the first time, with local … Read more → – £5.45 billion budget for local public health services announced

England to be ‘among best in Europe at tackling cancer’ pledges Jeremy Hunt

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The second annual report on ‘Improving outcomes: a strategy for cancer‘*, published today, shows cancer survival rates are improving. Get a flavour of the findings in this infographic. Speaking today … Read more → – England to be ‘among best in Europe at tackling cancer’ pledges Jeremy Hunt