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George Osborne gave a speech outlining plans to develop a ‘Northern Powerhouse’

In his first speech since the Conservative Party won the general election in May, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced ‘a revolution’ in the way England would be gove

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The Chancellor George Osborne announced £200m in cuts to the public health budget

The Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, announced £4.5bn of measures to reduce public debt.

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A ban on using e-cigarettes in enclosed spaces in Wales was announced

The Public Health (Wales) Bill was introduced following a consultation on the Welsh Public Health White Paper in 2014.

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NHS England and Public Health England set out plans for healthy new towns

Speaking at the Local Government Association conference, NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens set out plans to put health at the heart of new neighbourhoods and towns.

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NHS England, Public Health England and partners in Greater Manchester signed a memorandum of understanding on devolution

On 10 July 2015, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) set out a shared commitment that the proposed devolution deal for the Greater Manchester area would place public health at the heart of public serv

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It became illegal to smoke in cars when children were present

Following a successful change to the law earlier in the year, smoking in cars when children were present became illegal in England and Wales on 1 October 2015.

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Commissioning responsibility for health visiting transferred from the NHS to local government

Local authorities took on responsibility for commissioning the 0-5 Healthy Child Programme, which included health visiting and the Family Nurse Partnership service.

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Dr Sarah Wollaston, Chair of the Health Select Committee, wrote to the chief executive of Public Health England to request publication of advice given to the government on sugar reduction

In September, the House of Commons Select Committee announced that it would hold a short inquiry focusing on childhood obesity.

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Public Health England published evidence on sugar reduction

Public Health England (PHE) published a review of the evidence on interventions to help reduce sugar consumption.

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The spending review and autumn statement confirmed that public health budgets would be cut

The Chancellor, George Osborne, announced that the government would ‘make savings in local authority public spending’.

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The Health Select Committee published its report into childhood obesity and demanded bold action from the government

The Health Select Committee published the findings of its inquiry into childhood obesity.

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The Chief Medical Officer published her report on the health of women

Dame Sally Davies’ 2014 annual report focused on women’s health.

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The Department of Health published its mandate to NHS England for 2016/2017

The Department of Health’s 2016/17 mandate set seven core objectives for NHS England, as follows. 1.    Through better commissioning, improve local and national health outcomes.

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