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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. 

Shifting the balance of power within the NHS (2001)

The government published Shifting the balance of power within the NHS in July 2001, the pervading theme of which was the devolution of responsibilities to frontline staff and communities.

The Report of the Public Inquiry into children’s heart surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary 1984–1995 (2001)

The Report of the public inquiry into children’s heart surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) 1984–1995 was published on 18 July 2001.

Delivering the NHS plan: next steps on investment next steps on reform (2002)

The government outlined progress against the NHS plan in the document Delivering the NHS Plan, published in 2002. The document reiterated the government’s commitment to developing incentives wh

The National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professionals Act 2002

The National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professionals Act 2002 received royal assent on 25 June 2002.

Reforming NHS financial flows – introducing payment by results (2002)

The government published the consultation document Reforming NHS financial flows – introducing payment by results.

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