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1 July 2007

'A Framework for Action' review

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

Investigation into C. Diff outbreaks at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

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

Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 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

'World class commissioning (WCC)' programme

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 NHS operating framework for 2008/09

The framework required primary care trusts to separate their provider and commissioning functions and agree service level agreements for these services.

1 April 2008

'Any willing provider' commissioning

Patients were given the right to choose from any NHS-funded provider following a referral for routine-elective hospital services.

4 June 2008

'Developing the NHS performance regime' document

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

'High quality care for all: NHS Next Stage Review' final report

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

Health and Social Care Act 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.