18 September 2020
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
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
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
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
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
The health and social care regulator, the Care Quality Commission, published a draft of its new strategy for public consultation.
13 January 2021
Government set out proposals for improving patient experience of detention and treatment under the act.
11 February 2021
Government set out its legislative proposals for a health and care bill.
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