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The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 received royal assent

The Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 received royal assent on 30 October 2007.The act introduced a requirement for local authorities and primary care trusts (PCTs) to prepare

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‘World class commissioning’ was launched in December 2007

The programme of ‘world class commissioning’ (WCC) was launched in December 2007 in an attempt to improve the standards of commissioning in the NHS.

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The NHS operating framework for 2008/09 required primary care trusts to separate their provider and commissioning functions

The NHS operating framework 2008/09 was published on 13 December 2007 and included a requirement that by 1 April 2009 all primary care trusts (PCTs) would need to create an internal separation of thei

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The government published a statement on the principles and rules governing cooperation and competition for NHS-funded services in December 2007

As part of the 2008/09 NHS operating framework, the Department of Health published the Principles and rules for cooperation and competition (PRCC).

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The High quality care for all – NHS next stage review final report (known as the ‘Darzi Review’) was published in June 2008

The High quality care for all – NHS next stage review final report was published in June 2008.

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The department published further detail on timelines for PCTs divesting themselves of their provider services

On 13 January 2009, the Department of Health published further detail on timelines for PCTs divesting themselves of their provider services.

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The personal health budgets pilot programme was launched in January 2009

In January 2009 the Department of Health outlined its plans to pilot personal health budgets in the publication Personal health budgets: first steps.

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The government announced the 16 sites that were part of the Integrated Care Pilot (ICP) programme in April 2009

The government announced the 16 sites selected as integrated care pilots.

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The Health Act 2009 received royal assent in November 2009

The Health Act 2009 received royal assent on 12 November 2009, and made provisions for those aspects of the Next stage review which required legislative changes.

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The House of Commons Health Committee published its Fourth report of session 2009–10 – commissioning in March 2010

The House of Commons committee’s report on commissioning in 2010 was published following an in-depth investigation into commissioning.

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