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The Policy Navigator Library has been designed to provide users with additional information to supplement material discussed in the six timelines. The library includes a list of legislation, organisations and publications. The library does not contain information on every Act or publication mentioned in the timeline, and you may find it easier to view the timelines first before accessing content in this section. 
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Lord Dawson’s Interim report on the future provision of medical and allied services 1920 was published in May 1920

In 1919 Sir Bertrand Dawson was commissioned by the new Ministry of Health to chair a council to advise on the systematised provision of health services.

Social insurance and allied services – report by Sir William Beveridge (1942)

The Inter-Departmental Committee led by Sir William Beveridge had been tasked with reviewing the operation of social insurance schemes and making recommendations on ways of bringing them together.

A National Health Service (1944)

The preparations made to deal with the Second World War in health services were significant.

The Bradbeer Committee report on the internal administration of hospitals for the Central Health Services Council (1954)

In 1950 the Central Health Services Council appointed a committee on the internal administration of hospitals to consider and report on the existing methods of administration in individual hospitals.

Review of medical services in Great Britain (1962)

The Review of medical services in Great Britain (the ‘Porritt review’) was published on 3 November 1962.

The Administrative structure of the medical and related services in England and Wales (1968)

The green paper The administrative structure of the medical and related services in England and Wales was published in July 1968.

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