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Government offices for the regions were established over 10 regions (nine from 1998) across England in 1994.
Healthwatch England was established under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to act as an independent consumer champion for health and social care service users and is a part of the Healthwatch netwo
NHS Hospital Advisory Service was set up in 1969 to advise the Secretary of State for Social Services on hospitals.
Health and wellbeing boards were established by the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to facilitate joint working across health and social care organisations.
The Public Health Act 1848 established the General Board of Health, which was responsible for advising on public health matters such as epidemics and disease prevention.
Health authorities were established by the Health Authorities Act 1995, and were responsible for the planning and administration of health services for their population.