Department of Health & Social Care
The Department of Health & Social Care (formerly the Department of Health) is part of the UK government.
- 1 People
- 2 Affiliations
- 3 Publications
- 4 Contact details, Resources, Notes
- Matthew Hancock - Secretary of State for Health and Social Care since July 2018
- Stephen Barclay - Health Minister since January 2018
- Caroline Dinenage - Care Minister since January 2018
- Jackie Doyle-Price - Mental Health and Inequalities Minister since June 2017
- Steve Brine - Public Health and Primary Care Minister since June 2017
- Lord James O'Shaughnessy - Health Minister (Lords) since December 2016
- Jeremy Hunt - Secretary of State for Health September 2012 to July 2018
- Philip Dunne - minister for health July 2016 to January 2018
- Lord Prior of Brampton - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State.
- Alistair Burt - Minister of State for Community and Social Care
- Jane Ellison - has been Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health in October 2013.
- George Freeman - is a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State.
- Alistair Burt - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State.
- Ben Gummer - Parliamentary Under Secretary of State.
- Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP Secretary of State for Health
- Ben Bradshaw MP Minister of State for Health Services
- Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo MP Minister of State for Public Health
- Phil Hope MP Minister of State for Care Services
- Professor the Lord Darzi of Denham KBE Parliamentary Under Secretary of State
- Ann Keen MP Parliamentary Under Secretary for Health Services
- Norman Lamb - Minister of State at the Department of Health from September 2012 - May 2015
- Daniel Poulter - was a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health from September 2012 - May 2015
- Frederick Curzon - was Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Quality from May 2010 - May 2015
Former special advisers
- Ed Jones - was Jeremy Hunt’s own personal policy special adviser from May 2013. Jones previously worked at Deloitte and Hanover Communications. 
- Sue Beeby - she was known as Hunt’s long-standing special adviser. She has worked in the DoH since 2012. Previous to this Beeby was special adviser to the Secretary of State for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport from May 2010 – September 2012 (2 years 5 months). Beeby also worked for the Conservative Party as press officer from 2006 for three years. She was an account manager at Origin Communications Ltd for two years as well as a marketing manager at Hollington in 2002. From 2000-2002 Sue was an account manager at Zebra Consultancy.  Left her role at the DoH in 2015.
- Emily Frith - special adviser to the Cabinet Office from March 2013 to May 2015, but focused on health. Previous roles include policy advisor at Driver Youth Trust, research associate at Prison Reform Trust, external affairs manager at Turning Point, health advisor for Liberal Democrats and research associate at APCO Worldwide.  Frith stood for the Liberal Democrats in Hampstead and Kilburn in the 2015 general election.
- Christina Robinson from 2013
- Paul Harrison from 2012
DHSC departmental board
- Chris Wormald, Permanent Secretary
- Professor Dame Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer
- David Williams, Director General, Finance and Group Operations
- Lee McDonough, Director General, Acute Care and Workforce
- Jonathan Marron, Acting Director General, Community Care Group
- Clara Swinson, Director General, Global and Public Health Group
- Kate Lampard, Lead Non-Executive Director; chair of GambleAware and works as an independent consultant.
- Gerry Murphy, Non-Executive Director & Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee, non-executive director at Dixons Carphone Plc.
- Sue Bailey (non-executive)
- Mike Richards (non-executive)
- Michael Mire (non-executive), chair of the Land Registry and senior independent director at the Care Quality Commission. He was a senior partner at McKinsey.
- Ron Kerr (non-executive)
Chief Scientific Adviser
- Professor Chris Whitty
Former board members
- Hugh Taylor
- David Nicholson
- Liam Donaldson
- Julie Baddeley
- Derek Myers
- Mike Wheeler, formerly of KPMG
- David Behan
- Richard Douglas
Former senior officials
- Dr. Fiona Adshead
- Christine Beasley
- Clare Chapman
- David Flory
- Sian Jarvis
- Professor David Harper
- Professor Sally Davies, former Chief Scientic Adviser
- Una O'Brien
- Surinder Sharma
The DH works with and sponsors arm's length bodies (ALBs), which are impartial national organisations working directly with the local NHS, social care services, and other ALBs to regulate the system, improve standards, protect public welfare and support local services.
Regulatory ALBs that often have their own primary powers and on the whole are independent include:
- Care Quality Commission
- Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence
- Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority
- Human Tissue Authority
- Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
- Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board
ALBs that focus primarily on establishing national standards and best practice include:
- National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
- National Biological Standards Board
- National Institute for Biological Standards and Control
ALBs that focus on safety and the protection of public and patients include:
- Health Potection Agency
- General Social Care Council
- National Patient Safety Agency
- National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse
- National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse
Other Executive Agencies
Contact details, Resources, Notes
- Address: Customer Service Centre, The Department of Health, Richmond House, 79 Whitehall, London SW1A 2NS
- Phone: 020 7210 4850
- Textphone: 020 7210 5025
- Tamasin Cave, The privatising cabal at the heart of our NHS Spinwatch, 1 April 2015.
- The Department of Health The House, Parliaments Magazine, Vol.11, 11.2013, accessed 2 October 2014
- Sue Beeby LinkedIn profile, accessed 2 October 2014
- Emily Frith LinkedIn profile, accessed 3 October 2014
- Department of Health appoints new team of non-executive directors, DH press release, 29 November 2017
- Department of Health Annex B Executive agencies of the Department of Health, Annual Report, 2003, accessed 3 March 2009