21 July 2016
New advice from PHE recommended that everyone should have 10mcg of vitamin D per day to protect bone and joint health.
18 August 2016
The government released a national strategy to tackle childhood obesity – the first chapter came out in 2016.
1 September 2016
A Health and Social Care Select Committee report described the impact of real term budget cuts to public health departments.
7 September 2016
The government asked Professor Robert Wachter to review NHS computer systems. The resulting report made recommendations on using IT to improve the NHS.
Health and care systems submitted their first 5-year, ‘place-based’ plans, which aimed to provided joined up, better coordinated care.
13 October 2016
The quality regulator warned that the social care sector was 'approaching a tipping point'.
29 October 2016
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
The government announced that local authorities could increase council taxes by up to 3% to fund social care.
8 February 2017
The NAO found that the Better Care Fund had not achieved value for money in the face of increased demand.
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