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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. 

A guide to NHS foundation trusts (2002)

In December 2002, the Department of Health outlined in more detail the governance and role of the newly proposed foundation trusts (FTs) as well as more detail on the application process.

The Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003

The Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003 received royal assent on 20 November 2003.

The NHS improvement plan: putting people at the heart of public services (2004)

The NHS improvement plan was published on 24 June 2004 and set out the priorities for the NHS for the period between 2004 and 2008.

Practice-based commissioning: engaging practices in commissioning (2004)

In October 2004, the government published Practice-based commissioning: engaging practices in commissioning to outline the Department of Health’s latest thoughts around the role of indicative bu

Creating a patient-led NHS: delivering the NHS improvement plan (2005)

Following the NHS improvement plan in 2004, Creating the patient-led NHS: delivering the NHS improvement plan was published in order to provide further detail regarding the plan’s implementation

Changes to primary care trusts report (2006)

Following the publication of Commissioning a patient-led NHS, a circular from NHS Chief Executive Sir Nigel Crisp which outlined plans for a review of the configuration of commissioning organisations,

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