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7 September 2016

Wachter review

The government asked Professor Robert Wachter to review NHS computer systems. The resulting report made recommendations on using IT to improve the NHS.

October 2016

Sustainability and Transformation Plans (later, Partnerships)

Health and care systems submitted their first 5-year, ‘place-based’ plans, which aimed to provided joined up, better coordinated care.

29 October 2016

Autumn budget 2018

Phillip Hammond announced a short-term social care funding boost, the end to private finance initiatives (PFI) and confirmed a new financial settlement for the NHS.

8 February 2017

National Audit Office's 'Health and social care integration' report

The NAO found that the Better Care Fund had not achieved value for money in the face of increased demand.

31 March 2017

Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View and Accountable Care Organisations

'Next Steps' outlined progress since 2014's 'Five year forward view' and ‘next steps’ for the NHS, announcing that STPs could become Accountable Care Systems (ACSs).

May 2017

WannaCry Ransomware Cyberattack

A worldwide cyberattack severely impacted NHS services, highlighting problems with NHS cybersecurity.

8 June 2017

2017 General Election

The general election resulted in a hung parliament: during the campaign, there was debate over the Conservative Party's social care proposals.

7 November 2017

Babylon GP at Hand

As national policy considered how technology could reduce pressures on the NHS, a private provider launched a new model of digital-first primary care.

16 November 2017

London Health and Social Care Devolution

Key stakeholders in health and care in London signed a Memorandum of Understanding, intended to transform health and care delivery.