Ministerial responsibilities


Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health

Norman Lamb MP, Minister of State for Care and Support

Anna Soubry MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health

Dr Dan Poulter MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health

Earl Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Quality (Lords)
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Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP, Secretary of State for Health

The Secretary of State has overall responsibility for the work of the Department of Health, with particular focus on:

  • Overall financial control
  • Oversight of NHS delivery & performance, and implementation of reform
  • Relationship with NHS Commissioning Board and Monitor
  • Delivery areas – older people, mortality, nursing, Long-term conditions

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Norman Lamb MP, Minister of State for Care and Support

  • Adult social care including
    •  funding reform
    • legislation
    • finance
  • Personal health budgets and personalisation
  • Integration
  • Reablement and NHS Continuing Care
  • Local Government, Health & Wellbeing Boards
  • Carers
  • Care homes
  • Safeguarding
  • Telehealth and telecare
  • Mental Health, including Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services
  • Older people, including dementia
  • Prison health services
  • End of life care
  • Third Sector / Big Society / Volunteers
  • Equality and human rights
  • Long-term conditions
  • Audiology
  • Physical and Learning Disabilities, Autism
  • Healthwatch
  • NHS Constitution
  • PS(Q)’s Commons business on Medicines, Pharmacy & Industry
  • Quality regulation, including relationship with CQC
  • Social care workforce
  • Social care professional regulation

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Anna Soubry MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health

  • Public health System
  • Public Health England
  • Public health finance
  • DH International
  • EU Business
  • Devolved Administrations
  • Foreign nationals’ and asylum seekers’ health
  • Food Standards Agency
  • Fluoridation
  • Fertility and Embryology (inc IVF)
  • Complementary medicine
  • Legislation
  • Reducing Red Tape
  • NHS London and South
  • PS(Q) Commons business on
    • Reform
    • Transition
  • Health Improvement
    • Drugs
    • Alcohol
    • Tobacco
  • Health protection, including:
  • Health Protection Agency
  • Immunisation
  • Environmental hazards (inc radiation)
  • Toxicology
  • Infectious disease
  • Blood and vCJD
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Pathology
  • Organ donation and transplants
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Pandemic Flu
  • Hot and cold weather
  • PS(Q) Commons business on
    • NHS Performance
    • Urgent Care, Winter Planning
  • Health improvement
    • Sexual healt
    • Obesity
    • Diet, nutrition and malnutrition
    • NHS Healthcheck
    • Physical Activity inc. Olympic and Paralympic legacy
  • Public Health Responsibility Deal
  • Cardiac and Circulatory Diseases
  • Respiratory Disease, asthma
  • Renal and Liver Disease
  • Genetics, Ethics & Bioethics
  • Health inequalities inc. rural health
  • Accident Prevention
  • Domestic violence
  • PS(Q) Commons business on
      • Economic regulation
      • Provider policy
      • FT pipeline/NTDA

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Dr Dan Poulter MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health

  • Nursing
  • Patient experience
  • Maternity Services
  • Nursing & Midwifery
  • Health Visiting
  • School nursing
  • Children’s Health and public health
  • Allied Health Professions: physiotherapy, occupational health & others
  • NHS workforce, including pay & pensions
  • Professional Regulation
  • Medical Education & Training, relationship with Health Education England
  • NHS Estates & facilities
  • NHS IT & information strategy
  • Relationship with NHS Information Centre
  • Procurement, NHS Business Services Authority
  • NHS security management
  • Veterans’ Health
  • Patient safety, HCAIs, Mid Staffs
  • NHS Litigation Authority
  • PS(Q)’s Commons Business
  • NHS Midlands and North

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Earl Howe, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Quality (Lords)

  • Reform, including:
  • NHS Commissioning Board
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Any Qualified Provider & choice
  • Primary Care, including dentistry
  • Urgent Care
  • NHS performance
  • Winter planning
  • Economic regulation and provider policy
  • FT pipeline and relationship with National Trust Development Authority
  • Medicines, Pharmacy & Industry, including Regulation (MHRA)
  • NICE
  • Research & Development, Health Research Authority
  • Innovation
  • Academic Health Sciences Centres
  • Departmental management
  • Transition
  • Finance overall, including:
  • DH DEL & Spending Review
  • NHS financial performance
  • Allocations
  • Central Budgets and Vote 2 (DH)
  • Income generation

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SECRETARY OF STATE – The Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP.

Overview of all policy areas, and Private Office management.

Overall financial control

Oversight of NHS delivery & performance, and implementation of reform

Relationship with NHS Commissioning Board and Monitor Delivery areas – dementia, mortality, care, Long-term conditions Other issues as required

Norman Lamb MP – MS(CS) Minister of State for Care and

Support

Anna Soubry MP – PS(PH) Parliamentary Under Secretary

of State for Public Health

Earl Howe – PS(Q) Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Quality

Dr Daniel Poulter MP – PS(H) Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health

Older people, including dementia

Long-term conditions

Local Government, Health &

wellbeing boards

Adult social care:

- funding reform

- legislation

- finance

- workforce

- regulation

Quality regulation, including relationship with CQC

Healthwatch

NHS Constitution

Integration

Personal health budgets, personalisation

Reablement, Continuing Care

End of Life Care

Safeguarding

Mental Health, including Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services

Physical and Learning Disabilities, Autism

Third Sector / Big Society / Volunteers

Carers

Prison Health Services

Preventing avoidable mortality, saving lives (cancer, heart & circulatory diseases, diabetes, obesity)

Relationship with Public Health England, public health system & finance

Health protection, including emergency preparedness Vaccination, including influenza NHS Healthcheck

Health Improvement, including tobacco, alcohol, diet, obesity, physical activity, drugs, addiction to medicines

Responsibility deal

Food Standards Agency

Blood & Transplants, NHS Blood & Transplant

Ethics

Fertility & Embryology, Human Fertilisation & Embryology Authority Sexual Health

Genetics & Biotechnology, Human

Tissue Authority Complementary & Alt. Medicine Fluoridation

Homelessness

Reducing red tape

NHS South and London

International, Devolved

Administrations & EU (Rebecca)

Foreign nationals (Rebecca)

Reform, including:

- NHS Commissioning Board

- Clinical Commissioning Groups

- Any Qualified Provider & choice

Primary Care, including dentistry

Urgent Care

NHS performance

Winter planning

Economic regulation and provider policy

FT pipeline and relationship with NHS Trust

Development Authority

Departmental management

Transition

Finance overall, including:

- DH DEL & Spending Review

- NHS financial performance

- Allocations

- Central Budgets and Vote 2 (DH)

- Income generation

Medicines, Pharmacy & Industry, including

Regulation (MHRA) (Sarah)

NICE (Sarah)

Research & Development, Health Research

Authority (Sarah)

Life Sciences & Innovation (Sarah) Academic Health Sciences Centres (Sarah)

Care

Patient experience

Maternity Services Nursing & Midwifery Health Visiting School nursing

Children’s Health and public health

Allied Health Professions: physiotherapy, occupational health & others

NHS workforce, including pay &

pensions

Professional Regulation Health Education & Training, relationship with Health Education England

NHS Estates & facilities

NHS IT & information strategy

Relationship with NHS Information

Centre

Procurement, NHS Business

Services Authority

NHS Security Management

Veterans’ Health

Patient safety, HCAIs, Mid Staffs

NHS Litigation Authority

NHS Midlands and North

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