Secretary of State for Health
since 7 June 2018
Category Cabinet position
Style The Right Honourable
Health Secretary
Inaugural holder Ossie1701
Number of Health Secretaries 30

The Health Secretary, known in full as the Secretary of State for Health, is an official within the Government of the United Kingdom and is responsible for the Department of Health and the NHS. The office is a cabinet-level position. The current Health Secretary is CountBrandenburg, who was appointed by Prime Minister Life_peer on 7 June 2018.

The Health Secretary's main responsibility is to oversee the running of the health service in England. However, due to the passing of the 2016 NHS Council Bill, as of 1st April 2017, an NHS Executive Council will be established to decide where the NHS budget is spent. This will significantly limit the power of the Health Secretary.

Statements of Intent and Departmental Reviews

Health Secretaries have produced the following statements of intent and departmental reviews:

Type Health Secretary Released Result
Statement of Intent SakuraCayla February 2016 Passed without vote
Statement of Intent MattElves July 2016 Passed without vote
Statement of Intent JoeL1994 January 2017 Passed without vote

List of Health Secretaries

Ossie1701 was appointed as the first Health Secretary for the Liberal Democrat Party following the second general election and since him, there have been 29 other Health Secretaries.

Health Secretary Alternative Role Party Took office Left office
Ossie1701 Liberal December 2005 May 2006
IainM Conservative June 2006 November 2006
Dhesi Labour December 2007 May 2008
bright star Liberal June 2008 November 2008
A.C.S Conservative November 2008 May 2009
Crazylemon Libertarian May 2010 October 2010
Anony mouse Libertarian November 2010 March 2011
Wilzman Liberal April 2011 October 2011
Iaso Liberal October 2011 March 2012
Moleman1996 Conservative April 2012 September 2012
SciFiRory Socialist October 2012 March 2013
chrisawhitmore Libertarian April 2013 August 2013
Hero-H Labour April 2014 October 2014
Saracen's Fez Labour October 2014 February 2015
Obiejess Labour February 2015 April 2015
That Bearded Man Labour May 2015 July 2015
Jacob E UKIP July 2015 August 2015
Green_Pink Labour October 2015 December 2015
SakuraCayla Labour December 2015 April 2016
Airmed Liberal April 2016 June 2016
Joep95 Liberal June 2016 July 2016
MattElves Liberal July 2016 November 2016
JoeL1994 Labour November 2016 February 2017
Obiejess Labour February 2017 May 2017
ToastyBread Labour June 2017 August 2017
NoFunAtParties Secretary of State for Health, Wellbeing and Sport Labour August 2017 November 2017
DayneD89 Liberal December 2017 January 2018
CoffeeAndPolitics Liberal January 2018 March 2018
TCFactor Liberal March 2018 April 2018
Conceited Liberal April 2018 June 2018
CountBrandenburg Conservative June 2018 incumbent