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.
The Ministry of Health Act 1919 established the Ministry of Health despite resistance from members of the Local Government Board at the time, who feared the break-up of the Poor Law administration if
The Department of Health and Social Security was the ministerial department of the UK government concerned with health and the provision of state social security benefits including pensions and income
The Department of Social Securities was the ministerial department of the UK government responsible for the administration of the social security benefits.
The General Nursing Council was established in 1920 by the Nurses Registration Act of 1919. The council was required to maintain a register of nurses.
The General Optical Council is the independent statutory body established by Parliament to regulate optometrists, and is overseen by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
The General Social Care Council was an independent statutory body established by the Care Standards Act 2000 to regulate the social care profession.