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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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Boards of Governors

Boards of Governors were established by the National Health Service Act 1946 and were responsible for the management of teaching hospitals.

Boards of Guardians

Boards of Guardians were organisations established by the Poor Law Amendment Act 1834.

British Medical Association (BMA)

The Provincial and Medical Surgical Association was set up in 1832 by Sir Charles Hastings as a ‘friendly and scientific forum’, where medical professionals exchanged knowledge and ideas.

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

The Care Quality Commission was established as an independent, non-departmental public body in 2009 by the Health and Social Care Act 2008.

Care trusts

In 2000, The NHS plan: a plan for investment, a plan for reform proposed the creation of care trusts: organisations which would commission and hold responsibility for local authority health-related fu

Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work

The Council for Training in Social Work was established by the Health Visiting and Social Work Training Act 1962, but was later renamed as the Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work