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1967

Front seat belts required in new cars

New cars in the UK were required to be fitted with seat belts in the front seat.

1967

NHS Family Planning Act and the Abortion Act

Following changes in societal attitudes in the 1960s, legislation increased access to contraceptive advice and legalised abortion under certain conditions.

July 1968

'The administrative structure of the medical and related services in England and Wales' green paper

The green paper focused on administrative reform of the NHS and proposed the creation of 'area authorities'.

July 1968

Inquiries into quality of care for elderly patients

The Department of Health and Social Security published a set of inquiry reports following allegations by campaigner Barbara Robb concerning the care of elderly patients in seven hospitals.

1968–70

Two green papers on structural reform of the NHS

'Administrative structure of the medical and related services in England and Wales' and 'Future structure of the National Health Service in England' proposed the creation of area authorities.

23 July 1968

The Seebohm report

The Committee on Local Authority and Allied Personal Social Services, chaired by Lord Frederic Seebohm, recommended the amalgamation of functions including social care to form a single social services department.

26 July 1968

The Health Services and Public Health Act 1968

The Health Services and Public Health Act 1968 received royal assent, enabling local authorities to employ voluntary organisations to promote the welfare of old people, and make charges for such arrangements.

1969

The Health Advisory Service

The NHS Hospital Advisory Service (later the NHS Health Advisory Service) was established as an independent body reporting to the Secretary of State for Social Services about hospitals in England.

11 March 1969

Inquiry into Ely Hospital

The report of the committee of inquiry into allegations of ill–treatment of patients and other irregularities at the Ely Hospital in Cardiff recommended a system of inspection for hospitals.