Briefing following the government reshuffle - November 2023

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has carried out a wide-ranging reshuffle of the Cabinet and ministerial team. Key appointments include Victoria Atkins as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, replacing Steve Barclay, who moved to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Two new ministers also join the health and social care team, with Andrew Stephenson and Andrea Leadsom replacing Will Quince and Neil O’Brien. 


Other notable changes include James Cleverly replacing Suella Braverman as Home Secretary and former prime minister David Cameron being appointed Foreign Secretary and made a life peer in order to take up the role.  


This briefing sets out:  

  1. Biographies of the new health and social care ministers 
  2. Other key appointments from a health and social care perspective  
  3. A list of Cabinet ministers and those attending Cabinet  


We will update the briefing once ministerial portfolios have been announced.