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18 April 2013

'Raising standards, putting people first' CQC strategy

The regulator published its 3-year strategy, setting out some significant changes to the way it worked.

9 May–29 October 2013

Care Bill's passage through the House of Lords

Earl Howe introduced the bill which brought to life many of the improvements set out in the 'Caring for our future' white paper.

13 May 2013

'Integrated care and support: our shared commitment' framework document

A shared vision of integrated care and support from bodies including the Department of Health, NHS England, ADASS, CQC, LGA, NICE and National Voices.

5 June 2013

Monitor investigates alleged breaches of 2012 procurement regulations

The regulator launched several investigations under the new NHS (Procurement, Patient Choice and Competition) (No. 2) Regulations 2013.

June 2013–July 2014

Better Care Fund announcement and early planning

The government planned to transfer health services funding into a pooled budget for health and social care; there were early issues with implementation.

16 July 2013

Reviews into handling complaints, quality of care and patient safety

The Prime Minister asked for several reviews into patient safety and quality of care, following the publication of the Mid Staffordshire public inquiry.

7 August 2013

Extra 'winter pressures' funding

The government's allocation of money for emergency departments in high risk health economies proved controversial as it subverted the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

17 October 2013

Competition Commission blocks foundation trust merger

The authority prohibited a proposed merger between Poole Hospital NHS FT and the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS FT.

October 2013–March 2014

The Care Bill's passage through the House of Commons

The Care Bill came under criticism from the Opposition, including for its proposals on a care costs cap and the role of the CQC.