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6 December 2018

Modernising the Mental Health Act: increasing choice, reducing compulsion

The government published an independent review of the Mental Health Act 1983 and committed to reforms to tackle rising detention rates.

7 January 2019

NHS Long term plan

The 10 year plan followed a government commitment to increase funding for NHS England, to mark the NHS's 70th birthday.

19 February 2019

Creation of NHSX

Department of Health and Social Care created a new joint government unit with NHS England to lead on digital, data and technology development in health and care.

11 March 2019

Clinically led review of NHS access standards: interim report

The NHS National Medical Director set out proposals for changes to targets for NHS waiting times, including for urgent and emergency care, mental health services, cancer treatment and elective care.

22 May 2019

Whorlton Hall abuse scandal

A BBC Panorama broadcast revealed abuse of patients by care staff at Whorlton Hall, an NHS-funded hospital for adults with learning disabilities and autism.

1 July 2019

Establishment of Primary Care Networks (PCNs)

The NHS formally established Primary Care Networks (PCNs), in a significant national reorganisation of primary care.

22 July 2019

‘Advancing our health: prevention in the 2020s’ green paper

In a consultation document, government set out proposals for tackling the causes of preventable ill health.