Secretary of State for Health(redirected from President of the Board of Health)
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Secretary of State for Health
The head of HM Department of Health, a department of the British government responsible for managing and advising government health policy. Most importantly, he/she administrates the National Health Service, the comprehensive government medical program, in England (though not elsewhere in the United Kingdom). The secretary is appointed by the monarch on the advice of the prime minister.