6 October 1983
The report of the NHS management inquiry team, led by Sir Roy Griffiths, resulted in the introduction of general management in the NHS.
Academics and system leaders discussed the possibility of a primary health care unit being the budget holder for primary and secondary care.
26 June 1984
The Act consolidated legislation relating to residential care homes and nursing homes. It required them to be registered with the local social services authority.
12 July 1984
The Act made family practitioner committees (FPCs) directly accountable to the Secretary of State for Health.
The House of Commons Committee on Social Services supported the concept of community care, but was concerned about the release of 'mentally disabled' people into the community without adequate support.
1 April 1985
The SSI was established as the national inspectorate for personal social services in England.
4 October 1985
Alain Enthoven argued that an internal market model would offer substantial improvements over the existing NHS structures, where referrals were not tied to payment.
The commission highlighted the failure of policy and a number of problems associated with moving care into the community.
21 April 1986
The government proposed financial incentives for GPs to improve primary care.
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