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Health and Care Professions Council

The Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine was established to supervise boards representing health professions, later becoming the Health and Care Professions Council.

9 March 1961

Enoch Powell's 'water tower' speech

Minister of Health, Enoch Powell, spoke dramatically about his desire to see greater community care provision for mental health patients.

January 1962

A hospital plan for England and Wales

Enoch Powell's 'A hospital plan for England and Wales' set out plans to develop a programme of hospital building until the 1970/71 financial year.

March 1962

Royal College of Physicians' 'Smoking and Health' report

The Royal College of Physicians published a report on the link between smoking and cancer of the lung and other diseases, with recommended interventions.

3 July 1962

Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work

The Health Visiting and Social Work (Training) Act established the council to provide professional regulation of social workers.

1 August 1962

The National Assistance (Amendment) Act 1962

Legislation enabled local authorities to provide assistance to voluntary and community groups to provide meals and recreational services for the elderly.

3 November 1962

The Porritt Review

The Medical Services Review Committee, led by Sir Arthur Porritt, reviewed the NHS's first 10 years and made recommendations suggesting that the tripartite system of services was too sharply divided.


UK's first substantive water fluoridation scheme

Birmingham introduced the first substantive water fluoridation scheme to help prevent tooth decay.

3 August 1966

The Ministry of Social Security Act

Legislation created the ministry and post of Minister of Social Security, merging the Ministry of Pensions and National Assistance with the Supplementary Benefits Commission.