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Responsibilities

The minister is responsible for public health at the Department of Health. Responsibilities include:

  • preventing avoidable mortality
  • relationship with Public Health England
  • health protection
  • vaccination
  • health improvement
  • sexual health
  • NHS Healthcheck
  • Public Health Responsibility Deal
  • health system and finance

Current role holder: Anna Soubry MP

Anna Soubry was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health in September 2012. She is the Conservative MP for Broxtowe.

Education

She studied law at Birmingham University and went on to train as a barrister.

Political career

Anna was Parliamentary Private Secretary to Health Minister, Simon Burns from November 2010 to September 2012.

Career outside politics

Anna has worked at Grampian TV in Aberdeen as a reporter and presenter on North Tonight and at Central TV as a reporter on Central News East. During her time at Central, Anna was the shop steward of the National Union of Journalists. She worked as a criminal barrister in Nottingham and practised until becoming an MP.

Personal life

Anna has 2 daughters.

Previous holders of this role

  1. Anne Milton MP

    • 2010 to 2012

Policies

under the responsibility of The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health

  1. Reducing drugs misuse and dependence

    • 26 March 2013
  2. Reducing smoking

    • 25 March 2013
  3. Reducing obesity and improving diet

    • 25 March 2013
  4. Helping more people survive cancer

    • 25 March 2013
  5. Planning for health emergencies

    • 25 March 2013
  6. Reducing harmful drinking

    • 25 March 2013

Announcements

by Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health

  1. Multi-million pound boost for NHS stem cell services

    • 25 April 2013
    • Press release
  2. Salt strategy aims to reduce our salt consumption by a quarter

    • 22 March 2013
    • News story
  3. Sexual health improvement framework published

    • 15 March 2013
    • News story
  4. Act FAST shows anyone can be a stroke saver

    • 4 March 2013
    • News story
  5. Anna Soubry on improving respiratory disease care and outcomes

    • 22 February 2013
    • News story
  6. Fertility and tissue regulators to be reviewed following consultation

    • 25 January 2013
    • Press release
  7. Sugar and calories reduced in soft drinks

    • 22 January 2013
    • News story
  8. ‘Be Food Smart’ campaign launches

    • 7 January 2013
    • News story
  9. Hidden food nasties revealed in new Change4Life campaign

    • 7 January 2013
    • Press release
  10. Smoking health harm campaign launched

    • 28 December 2012
    • News story