1 July 2007
Professor Sir Ara Darzi’s review of London's health set out the case for reforming services and proposed the introduction of polyclinics.
11 October 2007
A report outlined findings following an investigation and highlighted several system failures that had led to the death of 60 patients from C. Diff.
30 October 2007
The Act required local authorities and primary care trusts to prepare a joint strategic needs assessment of health and social care needs.
3 December 2007
The WCC attempted to improve standards of commissioning in the NHS, transferring power from providers to those purchasing services for the local population.
13 December 2007
The framework required primary care trusts to separate their provider and commissioning functions and agree service level agreements for these services.
1 April 2008
Patients were given the right to choose from any NHS-funded provider following a referral for routine-elective hospital services.
4 June 2008
The Department of Health outlined plans to simplify the system of dealing with failing state-owned providers and the different roles of the CQC and Monitor.
30 June 2008
Lord Darzi's review set out the government's plans to reform the NHS and focused on what the NHS could do to improve the prevention of ill health.
21 July 2008
The Act established the Care Quality Commission as a new independent regulator for health and social care, taking on the functions of the three previous organisations.
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