Government and opposition reshuffle - January 2018

At the start of January, Theresa May undertook a ministerial reshuffle, stating that the reshuffle brings “fresh talent into government” and ensures it “looks more like the country it serves.” The changes saw the promotion of sixteen women and an additional three ministers with responsibilities for housing, health and Brexit.

Jeremy Hunt remains in post, overseeing the expanded Department of Health Health and Social Care. Stephen Barclay and Caroline Dinenage have replaced Philip Dunne as ministers of state, following his resignation. 

Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, announced 13 appointments to his frontbench, including Paula Sherriff, who becomes shadow minister of state for social care and mental health.


NHS Providers' briefing on the government and opposition reshuffle includes: 

  1. A summary of the changes to government ministers

  2. Ministerial responsibilities in the department of health and social care

  3. An overview of changes to the shadow ministerial team

  4. Changes made last year to the Liberal Democrat frontbench team

  5. Further resources


This briefing was updated on 31 January following the publication of ministerial portfolios. 

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