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18 September 2020

‘Social Care Sector COVID-19 Support Taskforce: report on first phase of COVID-19 pandemic’

The taskforce set out learning from the pandemic response in social care so far and made recommendations to inform the ongoing response.

1 October 2020

Immigration health surcharge reimbursement scheme

Government introduced a scheme to refund visa charges for accessing the NHS for migrants who had worked in health and social care during the pandemic.

22 October 2020

Out of sight – who cares? Restraint, segregation and seclusion review

The health and social care regulator, the CQC, published a review into the use of restrictive practices in the care of people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions.

8 December 2020

Start of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign

The largest vaccination campaign in NHS history began as Margaret Keenan became the first person in the world to receive a COVID-19 vaccine outside of a clinical trial.

31 December 2020

End of the Brexit transition period

The change to the UK’s relationship with the EU had wide-ranging implications for health and social care in England, including on international recruitment and supply and regulation of medicines.

7 January 2021

Public consultation on CQC’s new strategy

The health and social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission, published a draft of its new strategy for public consultation.

13 January 2021

‘Reforming the Mental Health Act’ white paper

Government set out proposals for improving patient experience of detention and treatment under the act.

11 February 2021

‘Integration and innovation’ white paper

Government set out its legislative proposals for a health and care bill.