Abolishing ECRs was an attempt to prevent GPs from making referrals to consultants and hospitals not selected by their primary care groups.
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.
5 July 1999
The government set out its action plan to tackle poor health with a focus on disease-based targets as opposed to social determinants of health.
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 April 2000
The Food Standards Act 1999 established the Food Standards Agency (FSA). It set out that its main objectives were to protect the public's health in relation to food.
Following its announcement in 'Saving lives: our healthier nation', the government created a new statutory organisation to improve standards in public health.
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.
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