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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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The future structure of the National Health Service in England (1970)

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Security, Richard Crossman, Kenneth Robinson’s successor, produced a second green paper, The future structure of the National Health Service in Engla

Management arrangements for the reorganised National Health Service (‘The grey book’) (1972)

A group chaired by then Permanent Secretary Sir Phillip Rogers produced the Management arrangements for the reorganised National Health Service report, which detailed management roles and responsibili

National Health Service reorganisation White Paper (1972)

A change of government and a change of secretary of state led to the white paper on National Health Service reorganisation, which outlined significant structural and administrative reform of the healt

NHS management inquiry (1983)

Sir Roy Griffiths, a senior manager in the food marketing industry, was asked by the government to lead an inquiry into the effective use and management of manpower and resources.

Working for patients (1989)

The government published the white paper Working for patients in January 1989. The white paper proposed some of the most significant reforms in the history of the NHS.

Priority setting in the NHS: purchasing (1995)

In 1995, the House of Commons Health Committee published a report on purchasing as part of its series on priority setting.

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