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September 1998

Government-commissioned report on the rise of antimicrobial resistance

'The path of least resistance' set out a number of recommendations to address rising antimicrobial resistance.

26 November 1998

Acheson report on inequalities in health

The report of the Independent Inquiry into Inequalities in Health (chaired by Sir Donald Acheson) made recommendations on health, environmental and social factors.

December 1998

Public service agreements (PSAs)

As part of the comprehensive spending review, the government set new targets to reduce NHS waiting lists and reduce health inequalities.

1 December 1998

'Modernising social services: promoting independence, improving protection, raising standards' white paper

The government set out plans to improve provision of social services, including a new system of regulation and inspection of social care providers.

1 January 1999

Caring about carers: a national strategy

The first national carers strategy was published, aiming to improve information, support and care available to carers.

March 1999

'With respect to old age: long-term care - rights and responsibilities'

The Royal Commission on Long-Term Care reported back. It recommended that the costs of personal care be met by the state, and living and housing costs be means tested.

March 1999

NHS performance assessment framework

The NHS performance assessment framework (PAF) aimed to deliver a broader view of performance in the NHS.

1 April 1999

National Institute for Clinical Excellence

NICE aimed to reduce variation of the availability and quality of NHS services: later changing its name to the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and extending into public health.

1 April 1999

Primary Care Groups

Following commitments to abolish GP fundholding in 'The new NHS' white paper, PCGs replaced family health authorities (previously responsible for commissioning primary care).