From Recess To Reality

In the government reshuffle that swiftly followed Theresa May’s appointment as Prime Minister, many social care commentators were dismayed to see the Department of Health’s ministerial structure changed. Jeremy Hunt remained as Health Secretary, with a new role of Minister of State for Health going to Philip Dunne (overseeing hospital care, NHS performance and operations, the workforce, patient safety and maternity care), Nicola Blackwood becoming Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Innovation, and David Mowat appointed as Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Community Health and Care.

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