A dispute between the British Medical Association, NHS Employers and government over a new junior doctors contract led to industrial action.
28 January 2016
The Act facilitated health devolution, by enabling the devolution of public body functions to local authorities and combined authorities.
23 February 2016
The RCP and RCPCH reviewed evidence on how air pollution affects health and made recommendations to reduce the harmful effects.
6 March 2016
To help tackle childhood obesity, the government announced a manufacturer's levy on added sugar drinks would apply from April 2018.
17 March 2016
Public Health England made changes to their recommendations for a healthy, balanced diet.
1 April 2016
NHS Improvement came into operation, resulting from the de facto merger of Monitor and the NHS Trust Development Authority (TDA).
The government introduced two new national HPV vaccination programmes: for men who have sex with men and for all boys aged 12–13.
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.
13 April 2016
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.
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