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
Minister of Health, Enoch Powell, spoke dramatically about his desire to see greater community care provision for mental health patients.
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.
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
The Health Visiting and Social Work (Training) Act established the council to provide professional regulation of social workers.
1 August 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 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.
Birmingham introduced the first substantive water fluoridation scheme to help prevent tooth decay.
3 August 1966
Legislation created the ministry and post of Minister of Social Security, merging the Ministry of Pensions and National Assistance with the Supplementary Benefits Commission.
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