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Who is Matt Hancock, England’s new health secretary?

BMJ 2018; 362 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k3044 (Published 10 July 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3044

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From Hunt to Hancock—a changing of the guard?

  1. Tom Moberly, UK editor
  1. The BMJ
  1. tmoberly{at}bmj.com

Matt Hancock, the new secretary of state for health and social care for England, believes that political progress depends on focusing on “the big questions” and not being “drawn down rabbit holes.”

Hancock, 39, has no history of working in health policy or with the NHS and has not previously worked in the Department of Health and Social Care. He was elected MP for West Suffolk in the 2010 general election and currently has a majority of 17 063. Before becoming an MP, he worked for the family IT business, at the Bank of England, …

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