16 June 1999
The consultation document recommended the establishment of a new regulatory body for private and voluntary health and social care providers.
30 June 1999
The Act intended to improve local authority and NHS coordination, formally abolished GP fundholding and made provision for primary care trusts.
11 August 1999
Following the Court of Appeal judgement in the case of Coughlan, the government advised health and local authorities to revise their policies and eligibility criteria for continuing healthcare.
1 December 1999
In this national charter, the government set out how local housing, health and social services departments should collaborate to deliver adult social care services.
1 July 2000
The plan (a milestone for competition policy in the NHS) outlined significant health and care system reforms and responded to the 1999 Royal Commission's report on long-term care.
20 July 2000
The Act provided for the regulation of the social care workforce. It established an independent regulatory body for social care and private and voluntary healthcare services.
The Act established a carer's right to request that their local authority carry out an assessment of their needs and ability to care for a person.
29 August 2000
The government set out actions to improve working practices, local management and training in social care, and introduced the idea of a Social Care Institute for Excellence.
10 March 2001
The framework outlined eight standards to govern older people's services, including eliminating age discrimination and promoting person-centred care.
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