Cabinet reshuffle leads to new Health Secretary and new Minister for Care Services
Published 4 September 2012
Jeremy Hunt has been confirmed as the new as Health Secretary, and Norman Lamb as the Minister for Care Services following a cabinet reshuffle, it was announced today.
Mr Hunt takes over from Andrew Lansley, moving over from his previous role as Culture Secretary. Mr Lamb, who from 2006 to 2010 was Liberal Democrat Shadow Health Secretary, takes over from Paul Burstow.
Alzheimer's Society comment:
'The Prime Minister has made dementia a particular challenge for this government. We look forward to Jeremy Hunt and Norman Lamb working with us to deliver on that challenge, changing lives and attitudes to make communities more dementia friendly.
'There are 800,000 people living with dementia in the UK, and one in three people over the age of 65 will develop the condition.We must act now.'
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