Appointments July-August 09
This article was originally published in RAJ Devices
Andy Burnham is the new Secretary of State for Health for England, replacing Alan Johnson. Mr Burnham was previously Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport. Gillian Merron has been appointed public health minister, with responsibility among other things for relations with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. Mike O’Brien has been appointed health service minister; his responsibilities include the performance and financial management of the National Health Service.