Department for Health and Social Care

Gillian has been appointed to the Department for Health and Social Care as the Parliamentary Private Secretary to Matt Hancock.

In her role, Mrs Keegan was responsible for supporting the Secretary of State in his duties both in the House of Commons and in the department.

When appointed Mrs Keegan said:

“I am delighted to be working with Matt. I am looking forward to learning more about our plans for health and social care.

“Much of my work in Parliament to date has been focused on health issues, working cross-party to improve radiotherapy cancer services in England and get this vital service at St Richard’s in Chichester.

“I have also been calling for social care reform and increased investment in training for carers, having set up a new cross-party group in Parliament with Labour MP Louise Haigh.

“Although I will no longer be able to hold this position, I will continue to champion these issues and many more within the Department.”