HUTTON RETAINS POST BUT LOSES SOCIAL CARE

    John Hutton has retained his post as health minister, but lost
    responsibility for social care.

    He has been retained within the ministerial team at the
    department of health under Alan Milburn, who continues as secretary
    of state for health, but taken over John Denham’s brief including
    primary care, and NHS pay and conditions.

    The new minister for social care is Jacqui Smith, who moves from
    the department for education and employment. Smith is MP for
    Redditch in the midlands.

     

     

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