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Dame Andrea Leadsom MP takes pharmacy minister role

Successor to Neil O'Brien

November 17th 2023

Tagged: political news

By Ailsa Colquhoun


Reports are coming in from Community Pharmacy England that Dame Andrea Leadsom MP has been appointed as the new minister with responsibility for pharmacy in the Department for Health & Social Care (DHSC).

She takes over the position of Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Patient Safety and Primary Care from Neil O’Brien MP, who resigned from the position on Monday.

Dame Andrea, first elected as MP for South Northamptonshire in 2010, has previously served as Secretary of State for Environment, Food, and Rural Affairs (July 2016 – June 2017), Leader of the House of Commons (June 2017 – May 2019), and most recently as Secretary of State for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy.