1 June 2015
Monitor reviewed how GP services worked for patients, focusing on the role of choice and competition.
19 June 2015
The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, set out a number of commitments (both new and existing) in relation to general practice.
16 July 2015
The Department of Health published Lord Rose's independent review into and recommendations for leadership in the NHS.
15 October 2015
The government eased restrictions, adding nurses to the shortage occupation list – initially on an interim basis.
30 October 2015
A national plan set targets to reduce inpatient provision of care for people with learning disabilities and autism.
25 November 2015
The government committed to increasing NHS England's budget, but the wider health budget faced a real terms reduction.
3 December 2015
NHS procurement processes came under scrutiny after a contract between the ‘leader provider’ consortium and Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG collapsed.
Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of the NHS, expressed doubts about the spread of devolution outside of Manchester.
A dispute between the British Medical Association, NHS Employers and government over a new junior doctors contract led to industrial action.
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