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20 May 2016

Standardised Packaging of Tobacco Products Regulations 2015

To reduce smoking rates, legislation for plain packaging for cigarettes came into force.

7 June 2016

Faecal immunochemical test (FIT) for bowel cancer detection

Following the National Screening Council's recommendation, Public Health Minister Jane Ellison announced a change in technique for testing for bowel cancer.

23 June 2016

2016 UK EU membership referendum

In a referendum on the UK's membership of the EU, a majority voted to leave the EU. Arguments relating to the NHS were prominent during the referendum campaign.

6 July 2016

Human papillomavirus (HPV) primary screening

To improve the accuracy of cervical screening, the government announced changes to the method, with samples to be screened for HPV first.