Jeremy Hunt is to stay on as health secretary following a cabinet reshuffle by new prime minister Theresa May.
Ahead of the announcement there were reports he had been sacked or moved to a different position within government as a host of other ministers were removed from post.
According to reports from the BBC, it has now been confirmed he will stay on as health secretary.
Mr Hunt was appointed health secretary in September 2012 as part of former prime minister David Cameron’s cabinet reshuffle under the Conservative - Liberal Democrat coalition government.
Since then he has overseen a period of pay restraint for healthcare staff on Agenda for Change contracts, including nurses and midwives, which led to industrial action by staff after he ignored recommendations for a blanket 1% pay rise made by the NHS Pay Review body.
He has also sought to impose a new junior doctor contract in a long-running dispute with medical staff about their pay and working conditions, which also led to strikes.