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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.

Community Care

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

NHS

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

Planning

  • Jayne Buchanan, senior media planner: 020 7210 5403
  • Simon Goodwin, media planning executive: 020 7210 5503