David Mowat appointed new pharmacy minister
David Mowat has replaced Alistair Burt as the government minister responsible for pharmacy.
The newÂ Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Community Health and Care, Mr Mowat's brief includes all elements of primary care, adult social care, carers, community services, cancer, dementia and learning disabilities.
Mr Mowat wasÂ elected as the MP for Warrington South in May 2010, andÂ was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department of Health following the recent change in government. While Jeremy Hunt retained his post as Health Secretary, Mr Mowat was one of three new ministers appointed to the Department of Health
Philip DunneÂ joined the Department as Minister of State for Health. His brief includes overseeing all aspects of hospital care, NHS performance and operations, the workforce, patient safety and maternity care. AndÂ Nicola BlackwoodÂ is the new Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Public Health and Innovation. She will lead on all aspects of public health and health protection as well as technology, innovation and data.
Lord PriorÂ remains at the Department as the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Health, covering all aspects of health in the House of Lords. His brief also includes leading on drugs spending, life sciences, NHS and EU issues, NHS commercial issues, and blood and transplants.