1 July 2007
Smoking in enclosed public places was banned in England as a result of a long campaign beginning with studies in the 1950s, demonstrating the link between smoking and lung cancer.
Professor Sir Ara Darzi’s review of London's health set out the case for reforming services and proposed the introduction of polyclinics.
11 October 2007
A report outlined findings following an investigation and highlighted several system failures that had led to the death of 60 patients from C. Diff.
30 October 2007
The Act required local authorities and primary care trusts to prepare a joint strategic needs assessment of health and social care needs.
6 November 2007
The 'Services for people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour or mental health needs' report acted as good practice guidance for commissioners purchasing services.
3 December 2007
The WCC attempted to improve standards of commissioning in the NHS, transferring power from providers to those purchasing services for the local population.
10 December 2007
The 'landmark protocol' aimed to ensure independent living for all adults through joined-up and collaborative partnerships.
13 December 2007
The framework required primary care trusts to separate their provider and commissioning functions and agree service level agreements for these services.
The screening programme introduced ultrasound screening for men during their 65th year.
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