23 January 2008
The strategy attempted to tackle rising obesity, highlighting that two-thirds of all adults and children were either overweight or obese.
The government aimed to deliver its commitment to improve the the lives of disabled people through a 5-year cross-government programme.
1 April 2008
Patients were given the right to choose from any NHS-funded provider following a referral for routine-elective hospital services.
The Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) published quality ratings for all registered social care providers regardless of whether providers were local authority, private or voluntary.
4 June 2008
The Department of Health outlined plans to simplify the system of dealing with failing state-owned providers and the different roles of the CQC and Monitor.
10 June 2008
The government strategy highlighted the critical role of carers in promoting strong families and communities.
30 June 2008
Lord Darzi's review set out the government's plans to reform the NHS and focused on what the NHS could do to improve the prevention of ill health.
21 July 2008
The Act established the Care Quality Commission as a new independent regulator for health and social care, taking on the functions of the three previous organisations.
Following recommendations from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, the government introduced the HPV vaccination for females aged 12–13.
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