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8 March 2017

Social care green paper

In the Spring Budget 2017, Philip Hammond announced plans for a green paper on future funding for social care. It would be subject to multiple delays.

31 March 2017

Next Steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View and Accountable Care Organisations

'Next Steps' outlined progress since 2014's 'Five year forward view' and ‘next steps’ for the NHS, announcing that STPs could become Accountable Care Systems (ACSs).

May 2017

WannaCry Ransomware Cyberattack

A worldwide cyberattack severely impacted NHS services, highlighting problems with NHS cybersecurity.

8 June 2017

2017 General Election

The general election resulted in a hung parliament: during the campaign, there was debate over the Conservative Party's social care proposals.

14 June 2017

Grenfell Tower fire and Hackitt Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety

Following a fatal fire at the Grenfell Tower block of flats in London, the government published a review into the safety of high-rise residential buildings.

18 July 2017

Towards a smoke-free generation: a tobacco control plan for England

The government set out plans to reduce smoking rates: as the plan required, PHE published its first annual evidence review on e-cigarettes in 2018.

26 July 2017

2017 UK Air Quality Plan

Following a High Court intervention, the government published plans to tackle air pollution.

30 August 2017

The Prevention Concordat for Better Mental Health Programme

PHE released a concordat and supportive resources, aiming to mobilise action to prevent mental health problems and promote good mental health locally and nationally.

7 November 2017

Babylon GP at Hand

As national policy considered how technology could reduce pressures on the NHS, a private provider launched a new model of digital-first primary care.