Victoria Atkins steps up as the Health Secretary to tackle ongoing NHS challenges

Louth and Horncastle’s MP Victoria Atkins has taken the new role of Health Secretary today (13 November) amid the PM’s cabinet reshuffle.

Steve Barclay, the former Secretary of State for Health and Social Care was moved to become Environment Secretary after being assigned the role of Health Secretary.

The following decision was made consequent to Steve Barclay being reassigned from the role.

The news comes at a time when the NHS faces enduring challenges and industrial action, making this change particularly significant.

MP Atkins is married to Paul Kenward, managing director of British Sugar, which also grows medicinal cannabis.