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4 April 1979

Nurses, Midwives and Health Visitors Act 1979

The Act received royal assent on 4 April 1979, providing for the establishment of the Central Council for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Visiting (UKCC).

30 August 1980

'Black report' on health inequalities

The report of the working group on inequalities in health, chaired by Sir Douglas Black, found that people in lower social groups suffered higher rates of mortality.

December 1986

BSE outbreak: initial government response

The first cases of BSE in cattle were diagnosed in the late 1980s. However, the government told the public there was no evidence that BSE could be transmitted to humans.


'AIDS: Don't Die of Ignorance' campaign

The government launched the 'Don't die of ignorance' public health campaign to raise awareness of HIV.

25 November 1987

'Promoting better health' white paper

The government set out its intention to strengthen the role of primary care in health promotion and the prevention of ill health.


Breast and cervical cancers screening programmes

In 1988, the Department of Health established the NHS cervical screening programme (NHSCSP) and NHS breast screening programme.


1990 GP contract incentives for health promotion

The new GP contract was introduced in 1990 and established incentives for general practitioners to become more involved in health promotion activity.

July 1992

'The health of the Nation - a strategy for health in England' white paper

The paper outlined a health policy framework for the next 5 years and applied a strategic approach to population-wide health improvement.

28 June 1995

Health Authorities Act 1995

The Act replaced regional health authorities, district health authorities and family health services authorities with regional NHS executive offices.