My role


No explicit 'men's heath' brief in new DOH team

The Department of Health has at last announced the areas of responsibility for its ministerial team. There is still no minister with specific responsibility for men's health or gender issues.

Alan Johnson is Secretary of State for Health, Ben Bradshaw is Minister of State for Health Services, Ann Keen is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health Services, Dawn Primarolo is Minister of State for Public Health, and Ivan Lewis is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Care Services. Lord Ara Darzi is a Parliamentary Under Secretary of State, and will be conducting the NHS Next Stage review.

The full list of ministerial responsibilities is as follows:

Secretary of State - Alan Johnson MP

NHS and social care delivery and system reforms; finance and resources; strategic communications

Minister of State for Health Services - Ben Bradshaw MP

Finance including: Spending Review; Resource allocation and Financial policy; NHS Financial management; NHS Estates, Capital, Private Finance Initiatives (PFI) & Local Improvement Finance Trusts (LIFT); NHS Performance management; NHS efficiency

Policy & Strategy including provider policy, demand side reform, Payment By Results (PbR) policy & system architecture regulation

18 week patient pathway

System management & regulation and Professional regulation including the 3rd session Bill

Workforce Capacity

Commissioning capabilities & programmes

Commercial policy, solutions and procurement

Connecting for Health / NHS IT

Urgent Care & emergency care

Primary care

South West Strategic Health Authority (SHA)

London SHA

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health Services - Ann Keen MP

Healthcare quality

Patient Safety including Cleaner Hospitals / Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAI)

National clinical directors and programmes including: Cancer services; Cardiac services; Stroke services; Diabetes; Renal services

Dentistry and fluoridation

Partnership, experience & involvement


Chronic Diseases and long term conditions (including neurological)

Workforce including: Employment models and contracts; Education & careers; Pay; Nursing policy / Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) people strategy


Children's health services and maternity

Yorkshire & the Humber SHA

North East SHA

North West SHA

Minister of State for Public Health - Dawn Primarolo MP

Public health including Regional Public Health Groups (RPHGs), WHO and Children's public health

Health improvement national programmes including: tobacco & smoking, alcohol, diet & nutrition, physical activity, drugs & drug treatment, obesity, sexual health, accident prevention, abortion, rural health, and Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).

Health Inequalities

Fertility, including IVF, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) and draft Bill, Regulatory Authority for Tissue and Embryos (RATE) Food Standards Agency

Health protection including: Emergency preparedness; Scientific development; Pandemic flu; Immunisation; International health

International & EU business

Research and Development (R&D): National programme, R&D workforce, systems, Infrastructure, Innovation & Industry relations

Medicines & Pharmaceuticals industry including Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA)

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)

Departmental Management

West Midlands SHA

South East Coast SHA

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Care Services - Ivan Lewis MP

Social care, local government & care partnerships, including: policy & innovation; finance; strategy; workforce; inspection; Partnering & alliances; Regional presence; Older people; Learning / physical disabilities; Disabled children

DH's relationship with local government

Mental health including Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)

Prison/offender health

Allied health professionals

Third sector including section 64 and social enterprise


Dignity & respect

Sustainable development

Equality & Human Rights

End of life care


East of England SHA

South Central SHA

East Midlands SHA

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State - Lord Ara Darzi

NHS Next Stage Review - Terms of Reference as announced

Lords business is being covered by a Lords Whip

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Page updated on December 1st, 2009