1 November 2013
A programme for local areas to develop and test different approaches to enabling local integration across health and social care.
5 November 2013
Chief Executive of NHS England Sir David Nicholson raised concerns; debate became focused around the merger regime.
15 December 2013
Professor Sir Bruce Keogh set out plans after research suggested significant variation in outcomes for patients admitted to hospitals out of hours.
20 December 2013
NHSE's guidance for commissioners described its vision for integrated health and social care services and highlighted financial challenges.
22 January 2014
The Health Select Committee report welcomed the CQC's broad direction of travel but made recommendations for improvement.
4 February 2014
The Health Select Committee report raised concerns that PHE staff did not feel able to contradict government policy. The government responded in June.
11 February 2014
The framework set out for the first time how the Department of Health and NHS England would work together.
26 March 2014
The Health Select Committee report welcomed the way Monitor managed the transition to its new functions, but made recommendations for improvement.
1 April 2014
On his first day, Stevens highlighted intensifying service pressures. Shortly after, he suggested that he would take a 'pragmatic approach' to competition.
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