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The House of Commons Health Committee published a report on priority setting in the NHS in 1995

In 1995, the House of Commons Health Committee published a report on purchasing as part of its series on priority-setting.

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Government response to the first report from the Health Committee: priority setting in the NHS: Purchasing was published in March 1995

In its response to the Health Committee’s priority setting report on purchasing, the government recognised that demand was potentially unending and that priority setting would always be vital in

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Legislation

The Health Authorities Act 1995 received royal assent

The Health Authorities Act 1995 received royal assent on 28 June 1995 and led to further reorganisation of the NHS administrative structure.

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The Opportunity and choice white paper was published in October 1996

The Opportunity and choice white paper set out proposals to give primary care professionals greater flexibility to try different forms of contracting models.

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The Labour party manifesto New Labour: because Britain deserves better was published in April 1997

The Labour Party’s 1997 general election manifesto New Labour: because Britain deserves better criticised the Conservative government’s internal market reforms, suggesting that the result

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Legislation

The NHS (Primary Care Act) received Royal Assent in 1997

The NHS Primary Care bill was taken to parliament in February 1997 and received royal assent in May 1997, just before the general election and a change of government. The NHS (Primary Care Act) 1997

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