Nadine Dorries undertook her nurse training at Warrington General Hospital in 1975.
A former nurse turned Conservative MP has landed a role in Boris Johnson’s cabinet in the latest reshuffle.
Nadine Dorries was appointed as Secretary of State for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport earlier this week in the latest cabinet reshuffle.
It is thought to be the first time someone with a nursing background has landed a job in the cabinet.
Ms Dorres previously served as a health minister at the Department of Health and Social Care, with a special focus on mental health and suicide prevention.
After undertaking her nurse training at Warrington General Hospital in 1975, Ms Dorries worked as a nurse in Warrington and Liverpool between 1978 to 1981 according to a 2009 report.
She later went on to become a medical representative before joining politics.
Getting stuck in.
Ms Dorries came under fire last year after suggesting nurses should accept a proposed 1% pay rise as they have job security.
In a statement on social media, Ms Dorries said; Huge thanks to wonderful, talented, brilliant team & colleagues at [the Department of Health and Social Care].
“Privilege to serve as Minister for just over 2 years and proud of the work we did in really challenging circumstances, particularly on suicide prevention and mental health.
“Excited to be appointed Secretary of State [for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport]. Hit the ground running this morn with my first oral questions and getting stuck into job at hand!”.
Notably, Matt Hancock serviced as Secretary of State for the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport before being appointed Health Secretary in 2019.