6 February 2013
The report made recommendations on care standards and issues, including the need for openness, public access to accurate information and cultural change.
11 February 2013
The Secretary of State announced proposals which included the introduction of a lifetime cap on care costs.
The government amended the draft regulations in response to concerns raised in the House of Lords, but defeated opposition efforts to have the regulations struck down.
The secretary of state made regulations which required local authorities to carry out certain public health functions.
11 March 2013
Dame Sally Davies raised concerns about the pace of antibiotic development and the threat of antibiotic resistance.
22 March 2013
The OFT issued guidance on the application of competition legislation when it reviewed mergers between NHS foundation trusts.
26 March 2013
Monitor carried out an independent review into the issues that limit the participation of different providers of NHS services that might affect patients.
1 April 2013
PHE began operating as an executive agency of the Department of Health responsible for improving and protecting public health.
The 2012 Act came substantively into force and brought about a range of changes impacting the NHS, public health and adult social care.
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