23 July 2019
Following Theresa May’s resignation, Boris Johnson defeated Jeremy Hunt to become leader of the Conservative Party and prime minister of the UK.
25 February 2020
Professor Sir Michael Marmot examined progress in addressing health inequalities in England, 10 years on from the landmark Marmot review.
March 2020–February 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic and government response had considerable, wide-ranging impacts on people’s health and health care services.
25 March 2020
The government legislated for wide-ranging measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and support the health and care sector.
28 May 2020
Government introduced a national service aiming to ensure that anyone with COVID-19 symptoms had access to a test and that close contacts of positive cases were advised to isolate.
2 June 2020
Public Health England reviewed different factors affecting people’s COVID-19 risks and outcomes, concluding that existing health inequalities had been replicated and exacerbated by the pandemic.
27 July 2020
Government set out a new strategy on obesity, in the context of the increased risk that people living with obesity faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.
18 August 2020
Government announced that it would replace PHE, the executive agency responsible for public health, with a new government body.
3 December 2020
The Office for National Statistics published the first measure of population health in England covering 2015 to 2018, incorporating the wider determinants of health.
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