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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 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.

Executive councils

The National Health Service Act 1946 established executive councils which were responsible for administering general medical services such as general practitioner, dental and pharmaceutical services.&

Faculty of Public Health

The Faculty of Public Health was established in 1972 as a registered charity in response to a recommendation made by the Royal Commission on Medical Education (1965¬–68).

Family Health Service Authority (FHSAU)

Family health services authorities were NHS organisations involved in the planning and delivery of primary care.

Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) and Council for the Regulation of Health Care Professionals

The Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (CHRE) was a health regulatory body set up under the National Health Service Reform and Health Care Professions Act 2002.