Matt Hancock re-appointed as health secretary

Matt Hancock will remain in his post as health secretary

Matt Hancock has been re-appointed as the health secretary, following the appointment of Boris Johnson as prime minister.

NHS Providers stated that this choice provides ‘important continuity’ for the NHS at a time when it’s sorely needed.

Deputy chief executive of NHS Providers, Saffron Cordery said:

“Matt Hancock’s re-appointment as secretary of state for health and social care provides important continuity for the NHS at a key time.

“Mr Hancock has been quick to acknowledge many of the challenges the service faces, including the priorities he set out when he first took on the job – workforce, technology and prevention.

“As implementation of the NHS long term plan gets underway, his experience of the NHS and encouragement of innovation will be a great strength for the service as it seeks to transform services to meet 21st century needs.

“It was encouraging too to hear the new prime minister commit to tackling the crisis in social care, and acknowledge the need for action on NHS capital investment.

“We also hope to see a fast resolution to the NHS pension problem which is top of everyone’s minds.

“We look forward to building on our good relationship with Mr Hancock, and to welcoming him to our annual conference and exhibition in Manchester in October.”

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