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In focus – New Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

A summary of the political background and biography of the Rt. Hon Matt Hancock MP (Conservative, West Suffolk) who was appointed to the the role of Secretary of State for Health and Social Care on 10 July 2018.

Following the resignations of David Davis as Brexit Secretary and Boris Johnson as Foreign & Commonwealth Office, Matt Hancock became the Health and Social Care Secretary in July 2018. Upon the announcement of Mr Hancock’s new position, he took to social media to say, “Really looking forward to joining @DHSCgovuk at such an important time for our great NHS. I can’t wait to get started.”

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