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1 July 2000

NHS Plan (2000)

The plan (a milestone for competition policy in the NHS) outlined significant health and care system reforms and responded to the 1999 Royal Commission's report on long-term care.

12 July 2000

Medical Act 1983 (amendment) order (2000)

The order made changes to the Medical Act 1983 to strengthen the powers of the General Medical Council (GMC).

20 July 2000

Carers and Disabled Children Act 2000

The Act established a carer's right to request that their local authority carry out an assessment of their needs and ability to care for a person.

20 July 2000

Care Standards Act 2000

The Act provided for the regulation of the social care workforce. It established an independent regulatory body for social care and private and voluntary healthcare services.

28 July 2000

Local Government Act 2000

The Act established new powers for local authorities to improve the social, environmental and economic wellbeing of their area.

29 August 2000

'A quality strategy for social care'

The government set out actions to improve working practices, local management and training in social care, and introduced the idea of a Social Care Institute for Excellence.

1 October 2000

BSE outbreak: inquiry report

The report of an inquiry into the emergence of – and response to – BSE in cattle and vCJD in humans criticised the way the government handled the crisis.

2001–03

New Labour's 'choice' agenda

Labour focused on expanding choice for NHS patients, introducing the concept of 'foundation hospitals' for top performing trusts and several 'choice' pilots.

30 January 2001

'Redfern report' into the retention of organs at Alder Hey

The report of the Royal Liverpool Children's inquiry made recommendations relating to the system of retaining organs and obtaining consent.