18 April 2013
The regulator published its 3-year strategy, setting out some significant changes to the way it worked.
9 May–29 October 2013
Earl Howe introduced the bill which brought to life many of the improvements set out in the 'Caring for our future' white paper.
13 May 2013
A shared vision of integrated care and support from bodies including the Department of Health, NHS England, ADASS, CQC, LGA, NICE and National Voices.
5 June 2013
The regulator launched several investigations under the new NHS (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No. 2) Regulations 2013.
June 2013–July 2014
The government planned to transfer health services funding into a pooled budget for health and social care; there were early issues with implementation.
16 July 2013
The Prime Minister asked for several reviews into patient safety and quality of care, following the publication of the Mid Staffordshire public inquiry.
7 August 2013
The government's allocation of money for emergency departments in high risk health economies proved controversial as it subverted the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
17 October 2013
The authority prohibited a proposed merger between Poole Hospital NHS FT and the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS FT.
October 2013–March 2014
The Care Bill came under criticism from the Opposition, including for its proposals on a care costs cap and the role of the CQC.
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