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New Appointments

9th January 2018

Stephen Barclay MP

Stephen has been appointed to the Department as Minister of State for Health. His Ministerial responsibilities are yet to be confirmed.

Stephen was previously Economic Secretary to the Treasury (June 2017 to January 2018) and served as a Government Whip from July 2016 to June 2017. He was elected member for North East Cambridgeshire in May 2010.

Stephen is a qualified solicitor and worked as an insurance company lawyer for Axa Insurance, as a regulator for the Financial Services Authority, and as Director of Regulatory Affairs and then Head of Anti-Money Laundering and Sanctions at Barclays.

Caroline Dinenage MP

Caroline has been appointed to the Department as Minister of State for Health. Her Ministerial responsibilities are to be confirmed.

She was previously Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Work and Pensions (June 2017 to January 2018) and Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Women, Equalities and Early Years at the Department for Education (July 2016 to June 2017).

She was elected Conservative MP for Gosport, Stubbington, Lee-on-the-Solent and Hill Head in 2010.

Jackie Doyle-Price MP

Jackie remains at the Department as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Care and Mental Health). She also leads on:

  • community care, including dementia

  • injustices and vulnerable groups

  • women and children’s health

  • health and work

  • blood and transplants

  • NHS Blood and Transplant

  • Human Tissue Authority

Steve Brine MP

Steve remains at the Department as a Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Public Health and Primary Care. He also leads on: 

  • NHS transformation, including out-of-hospital care

  • prevention and early intervention

  • health protection and improvement

  • sexual health

  • international health policy

  • major diseases

  • NHS England

  • Public Health England

  • Food Standards Agency


Lord O’Shaughnessy

James O’Shaughnessy remains in the Department as Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the House of Lords. His brief includes Brexit, medicines and life sciences, NHS Litigation, procurement and data/technology.

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