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January–March 2016

Junior Doctors strikes

A dispute between the British Medical Association, NHS Employers and government over a new junior doctors contract led to industrial action.

28 January 2016

Cities and Local Government Devolution Act 2016

The Act facilitated health devolution, by enabling the devolution of public body functions to local authorities and combined authorities.

23 February 2016

Every breath we take: the lifelong impact of air pollution

The RCP and RCPCH reviewed evidence on how air pollution affects health and made recommendations to reduce the harmful effects.

6 March 2016

Soft Drinks Industry Levy (SDIL)

To help tackle childhood obesity, the government announced a manufacturer's levy on added sugar drinks would apply from April 2018.

17 March 2016

Eatwell Guide

Public Health England made changes to their recommendations for a healthy, balanced diet.

1 April 2016

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination offer extended

The government introduced two new national HPV vaccination programmes: for men who have sex with men and for all boys aged 12–13.

1 April 2016

National Living Wage (NLW)

The introduction of a new NLW for workers aged 25+, set at £7.20, raised concerns about the additional cost pressure on adult social care.

1 April 2016

NHS Improvement

NHS Improvement came into operation, resulting from the de facto merger of Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority (TDA).

13 April 2016

Public Health England's 'Better outcomes by 2020' and 'Digital-first public health'

PHE published its first 4-year strategic plan, which highlighted the role of digital public health and was followed by PHE's first digital strategy.