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Jeremy Hunt was appointed Secretary of State for Health in September 2012. He was elected as 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 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:

  • older people
  • mortality
  • care
  • dementia
  • long-term conditions

Previous roles in government

  1. Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

    • 2010 to 2012


by The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP

  1. Will we rise to the challenge of an ageing society?

    • 25 April 2013
    • Speech
  2. Government publishes initial response to the Mid Staffordshire NHS Public Inquiry Report

    • 26 March 2013
    • News story
  3. The Government’s response to the Francis report

    • 26 March 2013
    • Statement to Parliament
  4. London takes its place among healthcare innovation elite cities of the world

    • 14 March 2013
    • Press release
  5. Innovation in the NHS and social care

    • 13 March 2013
    • Speech
  6. Healthcare Innovation Expo 2013 starts tomorrow

    • 12 March 2013
    • News story
  7. Launch of new prize to drive forward innovation in dementia care

    • 13 February 2013
    • Press release
  8. An NHS that treats people as individuals

    • 12 February 2013
    • Speech
  9. Landmark reform to help elderly with care costs

    • 11 February 2013
    • Press release
  10. 16 January 2013, Jeremy Hunt, Policy Exchange, From notepad to iPad: technology and the NHS

    • 16 January 2013
    • Speech