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The Review of medical services in Great Britain (also known as the Porritt Review) was published in November 1962

The Review of medical services in Great Britain (the ‘Porritt Review’) published its report on 3 November 1962.

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The Administrative structure of the medical and related services in England and Wales green paper was published in July 1968

The green paper on Administrative structure of the medical and related services in England and Wales stated that while it was important for central government to set the strategic direction for the he

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The Seebohm report was published in July 1968

The Seebohm Committee was appointed on 20 December 1965 to review the organisation and responsibilities of the social services functions of local authorities.

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The green paper The future structure of the National Health Service in England was published in February 1970

The Secretary of State for Social Services, Richard Crossman, Kenneth Robinson’s successor, published a ‘second’ green paper, The future structure of the National Health Service in E

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Management arrangements for the reorganised National Health Service (‘The Grey Book’) was published and ushered in ‘consensus management’

A group chaired by the then Permanent Secretary, Sir Phillip Rogers, produced the Management arrangements for the reorganised National Health Service report, which detailed management roles and respon

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The white paper National Health Service reorganisation was published in August 1972

A change of government and a change of secretary of state led to the white paper on National Health Service reorganisation, which outlined significant structural and administrative reform of the healt

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Legislation

The NHS Reorganisation Act 1973 received royal assent in July 1973

The NHS Reorganisation Act 1973 replaced the tripartite NHS structure consisting of primary care, secondary care and community care services (established by the National Health Service Act 1946) with

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