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.
Government policy on: mental health, data, technology, medical innovation, seven day services; end of life care; integration, primary care (including general practice, pharmacy and dentistry), 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.
- Tom Fairchild, chief communications officer: 020 7210 537
- Melanie Karalis, media and campaigns officer: 020 7210 5010
- Felicity Cooke, media and campaigns officer: 020 7210 3872
- Asana Greenstreet, media and campaigns officer: 020 7210 4971
- Naomi Agius, media and campaigns executive: 020 7210 5492
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; cost recovery; Francis recommendations; quality regulation including relationship with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
- Lauren Martens, media & campaigns executive: 020 7210 6251
- Catriona Simmons, media & campaigns officer: 020 7210 5558
- Megan Elliott, media & campaigns officer: 020 7210 6335
- Ben Stokes, senior communications officer: 020 7972 2312
- Syeda Hasnain, chief communications officer: 020 7210 5842
- Chris Dawson, deputy head of media & campaigns: 020 7210 5477
Public and Global Health
Government policy on: Obesity, diabetes, smoking, infectious diseases (including Zika), vaccinations, sexual health, emergency preparedness, children’s health, antimicrobial resistance, blood and organ donation, food safety, FGM and all media for the Chief Medical Officer.
- Kerry Boullemier, media and campaigns executive: 020 7210 5469
- Naomi Stanley, media and campaigns officer: 020 7210 5919
- David Betros-Matthews, media and campaigns officer: 020 7210 5998
- Marc Masey, senior media and campaigns officer: 020 7210 5703
- Tom Esslemont, deputy head of media and campaigns – public and global health: 020 7210 3821
- Jayne Buchanan, senior media planner: 020 7210 5403
- Simon Goodwin, media planning executive: 020 7210 5503