Jeremy Hunt will not be standing for the Tory leadership, saying "now is not the right time".
In a statement, the Health Secretary gave his support to Theresa May.
I have decided that now is not the right time for me to run for the leadership - though I remain completely committed to ensuring we secure our position as a great trading nation with sensible controls on migration.
I believe that Theresa May has the strength, judgement and values to deliver those things. She is the right choice to lead Britain in a challenging period and will make a truly outstanding Prime Minister.
Britain should have a second vote on the terms of exiting the EU if it can secure a new deal to control its borders, Jeremy Hunt has said.Read the full story ›
There has been "no coherent attempt" to understand how many staff will be needed to deliver a seven-day NHS, according to a group of MPs.Read the full story ›
Death rates at UK hospitals are higher at weekends - compared to week days - because patients tend to be more unwell, a new study has shown.Read the full story ›
Jeremy Hunt said he is sure "lessons will be learned" after a watchdog warned a scandal-hit NHS Trust is still failing to protect patients.
The Health Secretary said that most front-line care at Southern Health was excellent, but that there had been problems with leadership.
He added that he agreed with the watchdog's findings.
A last ditch attempt to halt next week's junior doctors' strike has failed today after Jeremy Hunt dismissed calls from MPs to agree to "a limited trial" ahead of "blanket introduction" of new contracts.
But as the NHS looks set to continue with the first all-out strike in its history, doctors made assurances that patients will be safe.
ITV News Correspondent Caron Bell reports:
Unprecedented planned walk-out by junior doctors will mean hospitals must focus on 'essential services', NHS England warns.Read the full story ›
Health Secretary hit back at reports that he does not have the power to force through a new contract on his terms.Read the full story ›
The Health Secretary has been accused of 'backtracking' by the British Medical Association over the way he wants to impose new contracts.Read the full story ›
Jeremy Hunt has been warned that delays in funding a public awareness campaign is costing lives, in a private letter seen by ITV News.Read the full story ›