Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has reappointed Steve Barclay as health and social care secretary, with Therese Coffey moving to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

Mr Barclay was health secretary for a short while under Boris Johnson, after Sajid Javid resigned. He was succeeded by Dr Coffey when Liz Truss took over as prime minister.

In 2018, Mr Barclay had served as health minister and became health secretary in July this year. He had been considered a Boris Johnson loyalist and was a fervent supporter of the leave campaign.

Mr Barclay was health secretary for two months until, during which time he approved a 4.5% pay increase for NHS staff on Agenda for Change pay rises - although he made very few statements about pharmacy during his short tenure.