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Media enquiries

Contact our Media Centre if you are a journalist with a media enquiry or interview request. If you are a member of the public, please call 020 7210 4850.

The Department of Health Media Centre is open Monday to Friday, 8am to 7pm - see our team contact details below. Outside these hours, call the duty press officer on 07050 073 581.

 

Public health and innovation

Government policy on: mental health, obesity, diabetes, smoking, infectious diseases (including Zika), vaccinations, sexual health, emergency preparedness, children’s health, antimicrobial resistance, FGM, data, technology, medical innovation and all media for the Chief Medical Officer.

  • Alastair Bayliss, media officer: 020 7210 5466
  • Naomi Stanley, press officer: 020 7210 5919
  • Dan Popescu, press officer: 020 7210 5405
  • Felicity Cooke, press officer: 020 7210 3872
  • David Betros-Matthews, press officer: 0207 210 5998
  • Marc Masey, senior press officer: 020 7210 5703
  • Lisa Ettridge, senior press officer: 020 7210 5281
  • Kirsty Gelsthorpe, chief press officer: 020 7210 5238

 

NHS desk

Government policy on: urgent and emergency care (inc. ambulances and 111); hospital performance; finance and efficiency; workforce inc. pay and pensions; special measures; patient experience; maternity services; nursing and midwifery; patient safety; Francis recommendations; quality regulation including relationship with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

  • Catriona Simmons, media officer: 020 7210 5558
  • Megan Elliott, press officer: 0207210 6335
  • Paul Gough, press officer: 020 7210 3853
  • Melanie Karalis, press officer: 020 7210 5010
  • Ben Stokes, press officer: 0207 972 2312
  • Tom Fairchild, senior press officer: 020 7210 5375
  • Eleanor Riches, senior press officer: 020 7210 5738
  • Chris Dawson, chief press officer: 020 7210 5477

 

Primary care and seven day services

Government policy on: seven day services; end of life care; integration; NHS commercial (including litigation, estates and facilities, procurement, business services authorities); primary care (including general practice, pharmacy and dentistry); blood and organ donation; food safety.

  • Fauve Morse, media officer: 0207 210 5499
  • Gillian Capewell, press officer: 0207 210 5239
  • Asana Greenstreet, press officer: 0207 210 4879
  • Dan Palmer, senior press officer: 0207 210 5301
  • Phil Skelton, chief press officer: 0207 210 5282

 

Social care, long term conditions and medicines

Government policy on: adult social care; care homes; carers; dementia; cancer (and the Cancer Drugs Fund); physical and learning disabilities; autism; life sciences industry; medicines and uptake of new drugs; making a success of Brexit; international (including relationship with the World Health Organization, migrant access to the NHS and devolved administrations).

  • Fauve Morse, media officer: 0207 210 5499
  • Kim Loudon, press officer: 0207 210 5041
  • Lucy Doyle, press officer: 0207 210 5921
  • Thea Warren, senior press officer: 0207 210 6886
  • Phil Skelton, chief press officer: 0207 210 5282

 

Planning

  • Stewart Laing, media officer, 020 7210 5497
  • Jayne Buchanan, senior press officer: 020 7210 5403