20 May 2010
The new government set out its health and social care priorities: it promised a commission on adult social care funding but did not reflect the ensuing wide-scale NHS reforms.
30 June 2010
CQC announced they would no longer award quality ratings in inspections of registered adult social care providers. The move was met with concern.
12 July 2010
The government set out plans for significant structural reform of the NHS, public health and social care systems.
18 October 2010
The government consulted on its reform plans outlined in 'Equity and excellence: liberating the NHS' and made changes to its plans as a result.
4 November 2010
A national, cross-sector partnership aimed to drive forward the personalisation agenda and increase the range and availability of community-based support.
16 November 2010
The government set out its vision for a holistic approach to social care, with multiple agencies collaborating to deliver a joined-up service.
The bill gave effect to the policies in the 'Equity and excellence' white paper. Concerns mounted over the scale of the changes proposed and the bill was heavily scrutinised.
31 March 2011
The government published the first adult social care outcomes framework, aiming to set a strategic national direction for local organisations.
The government announced a pause in parliamentary scrutiny of the Health and Social Care Bill and an independent forum to examine the bill.
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