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Providers of health care in the UK have taken many different forms since the eleventh century. The Policy Navigator Providers timeline explores the origins and development of the current provider landscape, focusing predominately on the development of our hospital infrastructure.

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The Hospitals and Healthcare Providers timeline goes back the furthest out of all the timelines, and begins when hospitals emerged following the Norman Conquest in 1066. The provider landscape has clearly changed enormously since then but the timeline explains how we have ended up with the provider network we have today. More recently, we know that NHS providers are under strain, and that there is a pressure to transform to new models of care that are more suited to the future needs of the population.

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