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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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Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection (CHAI) and Healthcare Commission

The Healthcare Commission, legally named the Commission for Healthcare Audit and Inspection (CHAI), was formed in 2004 under the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003.

Commissioning support units

In 2013, 19 commissioning support units (CSUs) were set up to provide commissioning support services to commissioners in clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), acute trusts, local government and NHS En

Community health councils (CHCs)

The NHS Reorganisation Act 1973 provided for the establishment of independent community health councils (CHCs) in each area health authority (which were themselves replaced by district health authorit

The Company of Barbers and Surgeons

The Company of Barbers and Surgeons was formed in 1540 when the Fellowship of Surgeons merged with the Barbers' Company following an act of Parliament.

Company of Surgeons

The Company of Surgeons was a professional body for surgeons, which was formed from The Company of Barbers and Surgeons when it was dissolved in 1745.

Competition Commission

The Competition Commission was established in 1999 by the Competition Act 1998. It replaced the Monopolies and Mergers Commission.