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28 March 2001

'Valuing people - a new strategy for learning disability for the 21st century' white paper

The white paper set out a cross-government statement on learning disabilities, but limited additional resources were a barrier to implementation.

11 May 2001

Health and Social Care Act 2001

The Act created the legislation to underpin the proposals outlined in the the NHS plan, including the creation of care trusts.

1 April 2002

National Care Standards Commission (NCSC)

The government established the NCSC to regulate health and social care services and promote the improvement of quality of services.

17 April 2002

'Securing our future health' review

Sir Derek Wanless led a review to examine long-term trends affecting the NHS and to quantify the resources needed to keep it comprehensive and available to all.

18 April 2002

'Delivering the NHS Plan: next steps on investment, next steps on reform' report

The report outlined progress since the NHS plan, introduced the concept of 'payment by results' and proposed new regulatory bodies for health and social care.

1 May 2002

Local authority assessments by the Social Services Inspectorate (SSI)

The SSI started awarding star ratings of council social services departments which ran in parallel with other local authority rating schemes.

15 July 2002

Spending Review 2002: Public Service Agreements

The government's reissued public service agreement (PSA) targets focused on reducing waiting times and increasing access.

1 December 2002

Comprehensive Performance Assessments (CPA)

CPAs sought to provide an overall assessment of a council's performance by scrutinising many service areas.

1 January 2003

'Fair access to care services - guidance on eligibility criteria for adult social care' framework

The framework aimed to provide a fairer system for allocating social care support, advocating a single process to assess eligibility.