Minister of state for community and social care, Mr Burt takes over the brief from Earl Howe who last week left the DH to join the ministry of defence.
The former foreign office minister’s responsibilities will include GP contract reform, out-of-hours reform, and primary care commissioning policy.
CQC chairman David Prior will be made a peer and serve as junior health minister in the Lords. His brief will include CCGs, commissioning, urgent care and NHS 111.
Health minister roles
The new under secretary of state Ben Gummer takes over responsibility for secondary care.
George Freeman continues with the life sciences brief, and Jane Ellison with public health.
The new primary care minister is a former solicitor who was first elected to parliament in 1983. He currently represents north east Bedfordshire. Ministerial roles have included positions in the department of social security, and local government.