• Contracts with PCT provider services by April

  • Preparing for legal right to choice

  • Upgrading and increasing GP premises

  • Reductions in mixed-sex accommodation

  • "Pricing framework" for community services


  • New MRSA minimum standard

  • Payments linked to quality

  • Meeting safeguarding children duties

  • "Least restrictive environment possible" for mental healthcare


  • Producing talent and leadership plans

  • Ensuring providers use funds to improve training

  • Workforce plans for improved outcomes in maternity, neonatal and children's services

  • "Innovation" as a new duty from January