He served forÂ five years and 308 days as health secretary – a long time in politics – butÂ Jeremy Huntâ€™s record breaking tenure saw him oversee a notable funding and staffing crisis.
However,Â his final act of securingÂ a Â£20bn budget increaseÂ for health by 2023 was better than many dared hope for â€“ though less than experts said was needed.
His successor,Â Matt Hancock, joins at a turning point in the health serviceâ€™s fortunes andÂ Mr Hunt has left more than a few problems for his successor at theÂ Department of Health and Social Care.
HereÂ The IndependentÂ looks at the issues he might face.
More than 1.4 million people over the age of 65 are currently unable to access support despite having an identified need for assistance with basic tasks like getting dressed and washing, the charityÂ Age UK revealedÂ earlier this week.
Jeremy Hunt has pledged 5,000 more GPs by 2020Â and 25 per cent increases in places forÂ trainee nursesÂ andÂ doctorsÂ duringÂ this parliament.
ButÂ â€œgrimâ€ workforce figures publishedÂ by the NHS in February laid bare the challenge with 100,000 NHS posts unfilled in hospitals, ambulance and mental health trusts alone.
In MarchÂ Labour analysisÂ found the number of people waiting more than four hours in A&E each month has increased by 842 per cent under Jeremy Huntâ€™s tenure.
The recently introduced â€œsugar taxâ€ of sweetened drinks is a major part of the governmentâ€™s plans to address a crisis of childhood obesity and Type 2 diabetes, which accounts for 10 per cent of NHS spending.
However many community schemes have been lost in recent years, alongÂ with cuts to smoking cessation schemes, addiction services and sexual health clinics.
Mr Hunt had to concede his â€œpaperless NHS by 2018â€ pledge had been missed, but as the only MP to develop his own app, Mr Hancock arrives in the nick of time – and just before the health serviceÂ launches its own appÂ for booking GP appointments and viewing patient records.
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