Steve Brine MP

for Winchester & Chandler's Ford

15 JUN 2017

Winchester MP to become Health Minister

Steve Brine has been appointed a Minister at the Department of Health in the post-election reshuffle.

The Winchester & Chandler's Ford MP, who was re-elected last week, will join Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt in one of the busiest and most high profile departments in Whitehall.

Mr Brine said; "Health has always been a great interest for me, both locally and in terms of national policy. I am really looking forward to working as part of the team at Richmond House to ensure we build a health and social care system that is among the safest and highest-quality anywhere in the world.

"We've big ambitions around mental health provision and securing greater access to GPs which we can only deliver if we keep a strong economy that provides the resources our NHS needs. This new role is a tremendous opportunity to work in an area I am passionate about and to ensure the voice of Winchester & Chandler's Ford is heard at the heart of Government."

The MP was a Government Whip in the previous Parliament working at the Department for Work & Pensions and the Northern Ireland Office.

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Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Ministry of AYUSH (25 Jul 2018)
Steve Brine: The Department has no plans to hold any such discussions and does not maintain a position on any particular complementary or alternative medicine treatments.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Poverty: Life Expectancy (25 Jul 2018)
Steve Brine: Chapter Four of The Health Profile for England, published in July 2017, presents data comparing the life expectancy for the United Kingdom with that of other European countries for 2015. Chapter 4: European comparisons is available at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/health-profile-fo r-england/chapter-4-european-comparisons

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: General Practitioners: Waiting Lists (25 Jul 2018)
Steve Brine: The average waiting time for a general practitioner (GP) appointment is not collected or held centrally. In the 2017 GP patient survey 70.8% of respondents (who could remember whether or not they were able to get an appointment, and when they wanted the appointment) stated they saw or spoke to someone at a time they wanted to or sooner. NHS England is working with NHS Digital to consider ways...


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