4 July 2011
The Commission on Funding of Care and Support concluded that the adult social care system required more funding and recommended a cap on care costs.
14 July 2011
An update on progress since the 2010 'Healthy lives, healthy people' white paper, following public consultations.
19 July 2011
Guidance clarified to PCTs when the commissioning mechanism 'any qualified provider' would need to be implemented.
15 September 2011
The government announced plans to publish a white paper on social care reform and launched a stakeholder engagement exercise on improving care and support services.
December 2011–June 2012
The Health Research Authority, Health Education England and NHS Trust Development Authority were established as Special Health Authorities.
December 2011–January 2012
Around 40,000 British women had received faulty breast implants containing industrial silicone.
23 January 2012
The framework set out indicators to support the system to improve health protection and health improvement, and reduce health inequalities.
8 February 2012
Ahead of the 'Caring for our future' white paper, the independent bodies published analysis of the existing social care system and recommendations for reform.
27 March 2012
The Act became law after an unprecedented 'pause' during scrutiny by the House of Commons and a difficult passage through the House of Lords.
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