The programme was introduced as a preventative measure to assess people's risks of developing conditions such as heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and diabetes.
The H1NI swine flu virus was first detected in the UK in April 2009.
13 May 2009
Following Baby Peter's death, the CQC published a report into the failures of the NHS organisations which had been involved with his care.
13 June 2009
The QIPP programme formalised Sir David Nicholson's 'challenge' for the NHS to make efficiency savings of £15–20bn by 2014/15.
14 July 2009
The green paper set out a vision for a new National Care Service, began the 'big care debate with the public' and set out three main funding options for consultation.
17 September 2009
Andy Burnham and Sir David Nicholson announced the policy of the NHS as the preferred provider to get patients the best care while looking after NHS staff.
12 November 2009
The Act made legislative provisions for some of the 'Next stage review' proposals and established new powers for the de-authorisation of NHS foundation trusts.
21 December 2009
The Centre for Policy on Ageing's review found evidence of institutional and structural ageism in care services for older people.
18 January 2010
An evaluation of the POPPs, funded by the Department of Health to develop services for older people.
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