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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.

1 July 2007

Smoking ban in England

Smoking in enclosed public places was banned in England as a result of a long campaign beginning with studies in the 1950s, demonstrating the link between smoking and lung cancer.

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.

6 November 2007

Mansell Report

The 'Services for people with learning disabilities and challenging behaviour or mental health needs' report acted as good practice guidance for commissioners purchasing services.

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.

10 December 2007

'Putting people first' protocol

The 'landmark protocol' aimed to ensure independent living for all adults through joined-up and collaborative partnerships.

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.

January 2008

The Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) screening programme

The screening programme introduced ultrasound screening for men during their 65th year.