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.

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

Jeremy Hunt meets a patient at St Thomas’s Hospital

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

Top nurses announce new strategy to build culture of compassionate care across the NHS

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A new 3 year vision and strategy, aimed at building a culture of compassionate care for nursing, midwifery and care staff, has been launched today at the Chief Nursing Officer’s … Read more → – Top nurses announce new strategy to build culture of compassionate care across the NHS

Health Secretary orders review into new rating system for NHS and social care

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has today ordered a review of the way that information on NHS and social care services is given to patients and the public. The study will … Read more → – Health Secretary orders review into new rating system for NHS and social care

Health technologies to improve the lives of people with long-term conditions

Jeremy Hunt meets a patient at St Thomas’s Hospital

Across the country 100,000 people are set to benefit from new health technologies, Jeremy Hunt said today, as he set out his vision for improving the lives of people with … Read more → – Health technologies to improve the lives of people with long-term conditions

Health Secretary announces funding for care homes and wards specially designed for people with dementia

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced dedicated funding to create care environments for people with dementia that help reduce anxiety and distress, and help people feel safe. Up to £50 … Read more → – Health Secretary announces funding for care homes and wards specially designed for people with dementia

Join the Department of Health at this year’s National Children and Adult Services Conference

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Find out more about the department of health’s work, the new ministerial team and meet those who are working directly on policy by joining the department at the National Children … Read more → – Join the Department of Health at this year’s National Children and Adult Services Conference

Medical revalidation of doctors to start in December

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Medical revalidation, the process by which all doctors who are licensed with the General Medical Council (GMC) will regularly demonstrate that they are up to date and fit to practise, … Read more → – Medical revalidation of doctors to start in December