The Department of Health 

December 2012

Steps set out for greater patient involvement and more choice

Review of NHS critical infrastructure risk initiated

Government publishes final report on Winterbourne View Hospital

Creating change: Innovation health and wealth one year on

The National Health Service (Clinical Commissioning Groups – Disapplication of Responsibility) Regulations 2012

GP contract proposals outlined

A consultation on draft amendments to the responsible officer regulations

Summary of responses to the draft Care and Support Bill consultation published

Contract awarded for management of the national clinical audit and confidential enquiries programme

Contractual ‘duty of candour’ to drive a more open NHS culture

Launch of the Disclosure and Barring Service

Department seeks views on new protections if care providers fail