20 May 2016
To reduce smoking rates, legislation for plain packaging for cigarettes came into force.
7 June 2016
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
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
To improve the accuracy of cervical screening, the government announced changes to the method, with samples to be screened for HPV first.
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