1 December 2002
CPAs sought to provide an overall assessment of a council's performance by scrutinising many service areas.
1 January 2003
The framework aimed to provide a fairer system for allocating social care support, advocating a single process to assess eligibility.
The 'In Control' pilots allowed service users, particularly adults with learning difficulties, to be involved in their care planning using individual budgets.
23 March 2003
The campaign was launched to encourage people to eat more fruit and vegetables and promote the health benefits of this.
1 April 2003
HPA was set up as a special health authority to protect people against infectious diseases and prevent harm from industrial incidents.
The programme was intended to support vulnerable people to live independently and to avoid homelessness or admission to institutional care.
8 April 2003
The Act required local authorities to pay health care providers if they were responsible for the delayed discharge of an NHS patient from that provider.
1 June 2003
Standards for care homes for adults and older people came in for NCSC inspectors to use when inspecting care and private health providers.
16 July 2003
The Commission for Health Improvement published ratings of PCTs for the first time.
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