1 June 2015
Monitor reviewed how GP services worked for patients, focusing on the role of choice and competition.
4 June 2015
George Osborne announced measures aimed at reducing public debt including £200m in cuts to the public health budget.
19 June 2015
The Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, set out a number of commitments (both new and existing) in relation to general practice.
1 July 2015
NHS England Chief Executive Simon Stevens set out plans to put health at the heart of new neighbourhoods and towns.
16 July 2015
The Department of Health published Lord Rose's independent review into and recommendations for leadership in the NHS.
17 July 2015
The government delayed implementing legislation to reform social care funding – initially until April 2020 and then, in 2017, indefinitely.
1 October 2015
Regulations came into force meaning that both the driver and the person smoking – if different people – could be fined £50.
Local authorities took on responsibility for commissioning the 0–5 Healthy Child Programme, while NHS England retained some responsibilities.
15 October 2015
The government eased restrictions, adding nurses to the shortage occupation list – initially on an interim basis.
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