Secretary of State for 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.
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The silhouetted figure is Andrew Lansley the new coalition Government's Secretary of State for Health.
Ms Milton said: "There have been informal, but no formal, discussions between the Secretary of State for Health and the Welsh Assembly Government.
A meeting attended by Department of Health advisers and parliamentary under secretary of state for health Anne Milton last month failed to come to a decision over the ban.
With 9,300 signatures backing their bid, board members are now awaiting an independent review, after receiving conditional approval from the Secretary of State for Health.
Birmingham law firm Mills & Reeve hosted a visit by The Secretary of State for Health, the Rt Hon Alan Johnson MP.
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The other top nominations were Alan Milburn, Secretary of State for Health, Professor Michael Rawlins, NICE and Professor Trevor Jones, Director General of the ABPI.
Health professionals based across the region were among those who signed a letter to the secretary of state for health, Jeremy Hunt.
Now the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt wants to sell off our private medical records for the purposes of research for as little as PS1 each.
The Secretary of State for Health needs to act now if more patients are not to suffer unnecessarily.
Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Andy Burnham MP, has confirmed that he will not call for a further re-organisation of the NHS in the event of a Labour General Election victory.
He said: "Obviously there are questions that need to be answered, and that's why I've called for an investigation by the Secretary of State for Health, who now needs to step in.
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