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1 April 1991

The first NHS trusts

These trusts assumed responsibility for the ownership and management of hospitals, previously managed or provided by regional, district or special health authorities.

July 1991

The Citizen's Charter

The government launched the Citizen's Charter to redefine the relationship between citizens and public service, seeking to set out the rights and entitlements of patients.

July 1992

'The health of the Nation - a strategy for health in England' white paper

The paper outlined a health policy framework for the next 5 years and applied a strategic approach to population-wide health improvement.

November 1992

Private Finance Initiative (PFI) schemes

In 1992, the Conservative government introduced private finance initiatives (PFI). The main objective was to harness the private sector's efficiency, management and commercial expertise.

October 1994

Total purchasing pilot scheme

A total purchasing pilot (TPP) scheme was launched, allowing GPs in a locality to purchase all hospital and community health services for their patients.

January 1995

Health committee report: 'Priority setting in the NHS: purchasing'

The Health Committee published a report on purchasing, endorsing a separation between strategy and operational delivery as an approach to priority setting.

28 June 1995

The Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995

Legislation gave carers the right to ask for an assessment of their needs and ability to care for a person who was being assessed for eligibility for community care services.

28 June 1995

Health Authorities Act 1995

The Act replaced regional health authorities, district health authorities and family health services authorities with regional NHS executive offices.

20 March 1996

BSE outbreak: government acknowledges a link with vCJD in humans

Following years of denial by the government and industry, the Secretary of State for Health acknowledged that the BSE disease had spread to humans.