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PM Truss appoints new health secretary

Thérèse Coffey has been appointed as the new health and social care secretary.

Ms Coffey, previously work and pensions secretary, has been appointed to the role by the new prime minister, Liz Truss.

A close ally of Ms Truss, Ms Coffey has also been appointed as her deputy prime minister. 

The new prime minister, in her first speech in the role, said that putting “our health service on a firm footing” was one of her “three early priorities”.

She pledged to improve access and build “hospitals”. 

Ms Coffey said this evening her priorities were “ABCD”, representing “ambulances, backlogs, care, doctors and dentists”.


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Source: HSJ, 6 September 2022


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