Formed by merger of Minister of Health and Minister of Social Security

Name Entered office Left office Party Notes
Richard Crossman 1 November 1968 19 June 1970 Labour
Sir Keith Joseph 20 June 1970 4 March 1974 Conservative
Barbara Castle 5 March 1974 8 April 1976 Labour
David Ennals 8 April 1976 4 May 1979 Labour
Patrick Jenkin 4 May 1979 14 September 1981 Conservative
Norman Fowler 14 September 1981 13 June 1987 Conservative
John Moore 13 June 1987 25 July 1988 Conservative

Divided into Secretary of State for Social Security and Secretary of State for Health.

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