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28 May 2020

Launch of NHS Test and Trace

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

‘COVID-19: review of disparities in risks and outcomes’ report

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

Tackling obesity: empowering adults and children to live healthier lives strategy

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

Abolition of Public Health England

Government announced that it would replace PHE, the executive agency responsible for public health, with a new government body.

18 September 2020

‘Social Care Sector COVID-19 Support Taskforce: report on first phase of COVID-19 pandemic’

The taskforce set out learning from the pandemic response in social care so far and made recommendations to inform the ongoing response.

1 October 2020

Immigration health surcharge reimbursement scheme

Government introduced a scheme to refund visa charges for accessing the NHS for migrants who had worked in health and social care during the pandemic.

22 October 2020

Out of sight – who cares? Restraint, segregation and seclusion review

The health and social care regulator, the CQC, published a review into the use of restrictive practices in the care of people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions.

3 December 2020

Developing the Health Index for England: 2015 to 2018

The Office for National Statistics published the first measure of population health in England covering 2015 to 2018, incorporating the wider determinants of health.

8 December 2020

Start of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign

The largest vaccination campaign in NHS history began as Margaret Keenan became the first person in the world to receive a COVID-19 vaccine outside of a clinical trial.