Following their review of the system of poor relief provision and unemployment, the commissioners were split and released two reports.
Following a lengthy national debate, the Act created a national system of insurance to protect working people against loss of income relating to sickness or unemployment.
3 June 1919
This Act established the Ministry of Health, which became responsible for 'the preparation, effective carrying out and co-ordination of measures conducive to the health of the people'.
The General Nursing Council was set up and required to keep a register of nurses.
27 May 1920
The report outlined the structure that the NHS would take nearly 30 years later and illustrated that the system would need to change to cope with technological and medical advances.
As the First World War threatened the existence of voluntary hospitals, Lord Cave led a review of the financial state of the sector.
27 March 1929
This Act consolidated local government structures and reformed Poor Law administration, with local authorities becoming responsible for Poor Law hospitals.
The British Hospitals Association set up a commission reviewing the voluntary hospital sector, which faced financial difficulties.
The government made plans to deal with air raid casualties in the event of another war.
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