Health ministers named in new coalition government

Two of the new health ministers that will work under health secretary Andrew Lansley have been named.

Conservative MP Simon Burns and Liberal Democrat Paul Burstow (pictured) will become ministers of state for health in the new Conservative-Liberal Democrat coalition government.  

Mr Lansley has yet to announce the ministers' portfolios and whether Liberal Democrat health spokesman Norman Lamb will be offered a role in the department.

Paul Burstow, MP for Sutton and Cheam in Greater London, served as the Liberal Democrat's shadow health secretary from 2003 until 2005.

Simon Burns has worked as the under-secretary of state for health and shadow health minister and served on the health select committee. He is the MP for West Chelmsford, Essex.

No detail on portfolios has yet been released. Additional members of the coalition government's health team are expected to be revealed over the next few days. Keep an eye on Healthcare Republic to find out who they are.

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