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21 July 2016

Public Health England advice on Vitamin D

New advice from PHE recommended that everyone should have 10mcg of vitamin D per day to protect bone and joint health.

18 August 2016

Childhood obesity: a plan for action

The government released a national strategy to tackle childhood obesity – the first chapter came out in 2016.

1 September 2016

Public health post-2013 inquiry

A Health and Social Care Select Committee report described the impact of real term budget cuts to public health departments.

7 September 2016

Wachter review

The government asked Professor Robert Wachter to review NHS computer systems. The resulting report made recommendations on using IT to improve the NHS.

October 2016

Sustainability and Transformation Plans (later, Partnerships)

Health and care systems submitted their first 5-year, ‘place-based’ plans, which aimed to provided joined up, better coordinated care.

13 October 2016

CQC State of Care 2015/16

The quality regulator warned that the social care sector was 'approaching a tipping point'.

29 October 2016

Autumn budget 2018

Phillip Hammond announced a short-term social care funding boost, the end to private finance initiatives (PFI) and confirmed a new financial settlement for the NHS.

16 December 2016

Increase to the adult social care precept

The government announced that local authorities could increase council taxes by up to 3% to fund social care.

8 February 2017

National Audit Office's 'Health and social care integration' report

The NAO found that the Better Care Fund had not achieved value for money in the face of increased demand.