1 July 2007
Smoking in enclosed public places was banned in England as a result of a long campaign beginning with studies in the 1950s, demonstrating the link between smoking and lung cancer.
The screening programme introduced ultrasound screening for men during their 65th year.
23 January 2008
The strategy attempted to tackle rising obesity, highlighting that two-thirds of all adults and children were either overweight or obese.
Following recommendations from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, the government introduced the HPV vaccination for females aged 12–13.
3 January 2009
As pledged in the 'Healthy weight, healthy lives' strategy, the government launched the Change4Life campaign to tackle rising rates of obesity.
The programme was introduced as a preventative measure to assess people's risks of developing conditions such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes.
The H1NI swine flu virus was first detected in the UK in April 2009.
28 January 2010
The General Medical Council ruled that Dr Wakefield had acted dishonestly regarding his paper linking the MMR vaccination to autism.
11 February 2010
Sir Michael Marmot's 'Fair society, healthy lives' argued existing health inequalities were largely preventable through action to address social determinants of health.
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