The National Health Service (Constitution of District Health Authorities) order 1981 came into force on 1 April 1982

The National Health Service (Constitution of District Health Authorities) order 1981 came into force on 1 April 1982 and created 192 district health authorities (DHAs) to replace the 90 area health authorities (AHAs) in England. 

Conservative

Prime Minister: Margaret Thatcher

Health and Social Services Minister: Norman Fowler