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New Health Minister & New NHS England and NHS Improvement structures

New Health Minister & New NHS England and NHS Improvement structures

19th November 2018

After last weeks’ Cabinet resignations, former Health Minister Stephen Barclay has succeeded Dominic Raab as Brexit Secretary.  Replacing Mr Barclay as Health Minister is Stephen Hammond MP, Member of Parliament for Wimbledon, Raynes Park, Morden and Motspur Park. Mr Hammond sits currently on the treasury select committee and previously held the posts of Shadow Minister for Transport and Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Transport – welcome Stephen to the Department for Health and Social Care.

Meanwhile, NHS England and NHS Improvement are also under reconstruction. Last week Friday, HSJ reported that the two organisations proposed joint executive senior manager structures to staff for consultation. It considers seven new regions (East of England, London, Midlands, North East & Yorkshire, North West, South East and South West) and the senior structure of 11 national corporate teams (e.g Chief Commercial Officer, Deputy DEO, National Director for Emergency & Elective Care, Chief Improvement Officer, Chief Nursing Officer, Chief Medical Director etc.).

Tomorrow in Parliament at 2.30pm, the Health and Social Care Committee will discuss the implications of the Budget 2018 for health and social care. It is expected that they will focus on the impact of the budget on areas of health spending outside the NHS envelope and the announced NHS Funding. On the same topic, the APHG event of 27th November is getting closer and we look forward to hear the analysis from Paul Johnson, Director of the IFS and Shadow Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Peter Dowd MP, on the Budget and NHS Spending. Please do get in touch if you would like to learn more details and if there are still places available.

Have a great week,

Best regards,

Emelie de WagtHealth Policy ManagerPolicy Connect020 72028580