Former nurse Anne Milton (Guildford, Surrey) is to become parliamentary under secretary of state having worked as a Conservative shadow health minister since 2007.
Earl Howe, an elected hereditary peer, will also become parliamentary under secretary of state. He has been the Conservative spokesman for health and social services in the House of Lords since 1997.
RCN chief executive Peter Carter welcomed Ms Milton's appointment and her 'indispensable experience' as a nurse.
Last week Conservative MP Simon Burns and Liberal Democrat MP Paul Burstow were named as health ministers.
These final two appointments are expected to complete the health team. The ministers' portfolios are yet to be confirmed, although news is expected today. It now looks as though Liberal Democrat health spokesman Norman Lamb has no role in the new health team.