20 May 2010
The new government set out its health and social care priorities: it promised a commission on adult social care funding but did not reflect the ensuing wide-scale NHS reforms.
12 July 2010
The government set out plans for significant structural reform of the NHS, public health and social care systems.
18 October 2010
The government consulted on its reform plans outlined in 'Equity and excellence: liberating the NHS' and made changes to its plans as a result.
30 November 2010
The white paper's key focus was on supporting people to live healthier lives for longer and to reduce health inequalities.
The bill gave effect to the policies in the 'Equity and excellence' white paper. Concerns mounted over the scale of the changes proposed and the bill was heavily scrutinised.
15 March 2011
The 'deal' aimed to create partnerships between government, health organisations and business, aiming to improve population health.
The government announced a pause in parliamentary scrutiny of the Health and Social Care Bill and an independent forum to examine the bill.
Several clauses in the bill were 're-committed' to the public bill committee before the bill finally proceeded to the House of Lords on 7 September 2011.
14 July 2011
An update on progress since the 2010 'Healthy lives, healthy people' white paper, following public consultations.
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