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20 May 2010

The Coalition: our programme for government

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

'Equity and excellence: liberating the NHS' white paper

The government set out plans for significant structural reform of the NHS, public health and social care systems.

18 October 2010

'Liberating the NHS: greater choice and control' consultation

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

'Healthy lives, healthy people' white paper

The white paper's key focus was on supporting people to live healthier lives for longer and to reduce health inequalities.

January 2011

Health and Social Care Bill

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

Public health responsibility deal

The 'deal' aimed to create partnerships between government, health organisations and business, aiming to improve population health.

April–June 2011

NHS Modernisation: listening exercise and NHS Future Forum

The government announced a pause in parliamentary scrutiny of the Health and Social Care Bill and an independent forum to examine the bill.

June–September 2011

Further scrutiny of Health and Social Care 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

Healthy lives, healthy people: update and way forward (2011)

An update on progress since the 2010 'Healthy lives, healthy people' white paper, following public consultations.