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Department of Health and Social Care: Ministerial Changes

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 36087, tabled on 13 July 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, if he will publish all emails from the Department's Permanent Secretary to departmental staff informing them of the appointment of a new Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

Answered on

21 July 2022

Departmental staff were informed of the appointment of a new Secretary of State through the following message on the Department’s intranet:

“The Rt Hon Steve Barclay has been appointed by the Prime Minister as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on 5 July 2022.

Health and Social Care Secretary Steve Barclay said:

It is an honour to take up the position of Health and Social Care Secretary. Our NHS and social care staff have showed us time and again – throughout the pandemic and beyond – what it means to work with compassion and dedication to transform lives.

“This government is investing more than ever before in our NHS and care services to beat the Covid backlogs, recruit 50,000 more nurses, reform social care and ensure patients across the country can access the care they need.”