Responding to confirmation that Matt Hancock continues as Health and Social Care Secretary, Niall Dickson, chief executive of the NHS Confederation, which represents organisations across the health sector, said:
“We welcome Matt Hancock continuing in his role as Health and Social Care Secretary. He is familiar with the many challenges facing the NHS and will ensure there is no let up in helping the NHS to respond to worrying staff shortages, underinvestment in capital spending, the need for pensions reform and the growing social care crisis. These are the big issues that need solving for the benefit of patients.
“With a strong majority and continuity of leadership, there is no excuse for the government to not bring forward proposals for reforming social care at the earliest opportunity. We look forward to working with the secretary of state and his colleagues to take this forward.”