7 September 2016
The government asked Professor Robert Wachter to review NHS computer systems. The resulting report made recommendations on using IT to improve the NHS.
Health and care systems submitted their first 5-year, ‘place-based’ plans, which aimed to provided joined up, better coordinated care.
29 October 2016
Phillip Hammond announced a short-term social care funding boost, the end to private finance initiatives (PFI) and confirmed a new financial settlement for the NHS.
8 February 2017
The NAO found that the Better Care Fund had not achieved value for money in the face of increased demand.
31 March 2017
'Next Steps' outlined progress since 2014's 'Five year forward view' and ‘next steps’ for the NHS, announcing that STPs could become Accountable Care Systems (ACSs).
A worldwide cyberattack severely impacted NHS services, highlighting problems with NHS cybersecurity.
8 June 2017
The general election resulted in a hung parliament: during the campaign, there was debate over the Conservative Party's social care proposals.
7 November 2017
As national policy considered how technology could reduce pressures on the NHS, a private provider launched a new model of digital-first primary care.
16 November 2017
Key stakeholders in health and care in London signed a Memorandum of Understanding, intended to transform health and care delivery.
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