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4 June 2015

2015/16 public health budget cuts

George Osborne announced measures aimed at reducing public debt including £200m in cuts to the public health budget.

1 July 2015

Healthy new towns

NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens set out plans to put health at the heart of new neighbourhoods and towns.

1 October 2015

New regulations to make smoking in cars carrying children illegal

Regulations came into force meaning that both the driver and the person smoking – if different people – could be fined £50.

1 October 2015

Children's public health transfer

Local authorities took on responsibility for commissioning the 0–5 Healthy Child Programme, while NHS England retained some responsibilities.

22 October 2015

'Sugar Reduction: The evidence for action' review

After the Health Select Committee insisted, PHE published evidence on interventions to reduce sugar consumption.

25 November 2015

Spending review and autumn statement 2015

The government committed to increasing NHS England's budget, but the wider health budget faced a real terms reduction.

30 November 2015

'Childhood obesity— brave and bold action' Health Select Committee inquiry

The Committee called on the Prime Minister to make a difference to children's health and life chances, through the childhood obesity strategy.

11 December 2015

'The Health of the 51%: Women' report

The Chief Medical Officer's annual report covered violence against women and women's health in their reproductive years and later life.


Devolution outside Greater Manchester

Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of the NHS, expressed doubts about the spread of devolution outside of Manchester.