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.
The National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990 received royal assent on 29 June 1990. The act made provision to split the provision and commissioning (ie purchasing) of healthcare.
The Health Act 1999 aimed to improve the quality of care provided to patients by the NHS and made a number of provisions intended to improve the coordination of care between local authorities and the
The National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professionals Act 2002 received royal assent on 25 June 2002.
The Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 received royal assent on 20 November 2003.
The Health Act 2009 received royal assent on 12 November 2009. The act made provisions for those aspects of the Next stage review, which required legislative changes.
The Health and Social Care Act 2012 received royal assent on 27 March 2012 after a turbulent passage through Parliament.