Notable Health Events in April

1–30 Bowel Cancer Awareness Month

1–30 Loss of Limb Awareness Month

1–30 Stress Awareness Month

1–7 NHS Diabetes Prevention Week Campaign

7 World Health Day – Theme is Depression

8–14 Parkinson’s Awareness Week

11 World Parkinson’s Day

16 World Stress Day

22–28 MS Awareness Week


Also notable:

In April 2019 the Universal Credit Work Allowances will increase for people with children or people with limited capability for work.

1 The national living wage – which was introduced in April 2016 – will increase from £7.83 to £8.21 an hour. This is the statutory national minimum wage (established in 1999) for those aged 25 and over. For 21 to 24 year-olds, the minimum wage will rise from £7.38 to £7.70. The rate for 18 to 20-year-olds will rise from £5.90 to £6.15, while the rate for 16 to 17-year-olds will rise from £4.20 to £4.35.

6 The new tax year.

11 CII Consumer Trust Awards

20 The Swiss Re Term Watch Report released