11 July 2012
The government set out plans for adult social care reform and published responses to the Dilnot and Law commissions.
12 July 2012
South London Healthcare NHS Trust was the first trust put into special administration. The Trust Special Administrator's recommendations proved controversial.
1 October 2012
The independent body was established to review and assess the authorisation of clinical commissioning groups.
28 November 2012
The Home Office launched a consultation on reforms to 'tackle binge drinking' but plans were eventually abandoned.
29 November 2012–7 March 2013
The joint committee on the Draft Care and Support Bill published its report on the draft bill in March 2013.
30 Novemebr 2012
Norman Lamb announced the national roll-out of PHBs, following an independent evaluation which concluded they were often cost effective.
3 December 2012
The General Medical Council required doctors to demonstrate that they were still fit to practise through a system of annual appraisal.
17 December 2012
The document emphasised the importance of clinical leadership and outlined 'offers' to commissioners to improve services.
9 January 2013
The Health Select Committee published reports of accountability hearings highlighting the risks of potential overlap between the two regulators.
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