Steve Barclay – 2022 Comments on Becoming Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

The comments made by Steve Barclay, the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, on 5 July 2022.

It is an honour to take up the position of Health and Social Care Secretary. Our NHS and social care staff have showed us time and again – throughout the pandemic and beyond – what it means to work with compassion and dedication to transform lives.

This government is investing more than ever before in our NHS and care services to beat the Covid backlogs, recruit 50,000 more nurses, reform social care and ensure patients across the country can access the care they need.