8 March 2017
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' outlined progress since 2014's 'Five year forward view' and ‘next steps’ for the NHS, announcing that STPs could become Accountable Care Systems (ACSs).
A worldwide cyberattack severely impacted NHS services, highlighting problems with NHS cybersecurity.
8 June 2017
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
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
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
Following a High Court intervention, the government published plans to tackle air pollution.
30 August 2017
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
As national policy considered how technology could reduce pressures on the NHS, a private provider launched a new model of digital-first primary care.
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