Andrew Lansley

The Right Hon Andrew Lansley CBE MP was the Secretary of State for Health from May 2010 until September 2012.

The present Sectetary of State for Health is the Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt

Responsibility Deal: three new catering pledges launched

The Department today announced three new salt pledges, specifically focused on the catering sector, to encourage more companies to make their commitment to improving public health through salt reduction. Seventy-seven … Read more → – Responsibility Deal: three new catering pledges launched

Tobacco packaging consultation extended

In response to requests, the deadline for responding to the plain packaging consultation has been extended by one month, to 10 August. The Department wants to maximise the opportunity that … Read more → – Tobacco packaging consultation extended

Health Secretary’s annual report on the NHS and public health published

The Secretary of State’s annual report has been published today, a year earlier than is required by law, in order to enable Parliament and the public to see the direction … Read more → – Health Secretary’s annual report on the NHS and public health published

Chair of Health Research Authority confirmed

Professor Jonathan Montgomery will head up the Health Research Authority, the new organisation that will protect and promote the interests of patients and the public in health research. Professor Montgomery, … Read more → – Chair of Health Research Authority confirmed

Digital service launched for new parents

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The NHS Information Service for Parents, launched today by the Prime Minister, will give new parents information and advice they can trust covering a wide range of issues related to … Read more → – Digital service launched for new parents

Government pledges support for women with postnatal depression and improvements to maternity care

Women who have postnatal depression and women who have suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth or the death of a baby will get more support from the NHS, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley … Read more → – Government pledges support for women with postnatal depression and improvements to maternity care

Food labelling consultation launched

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Choosing healthier foods could be made easier thanks to a UK-wide consultation on front-of-pack labelling launched today. UK health ministers want to see all food manufacturers and retailers using the same … Read more → – Food labelling consultation launched