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The Policy Navigator Library has been designed to provide users with additional information to supplement material discussed in the six timelines. The library includes a list of legislation, organisations and publications. The library does not contain information on every Act or publication mentioned in the timeline, and you may find it easier to view the timelines first before accessing content in this section. 
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World Health Organisation

World Health Organisation (WHO) is an international organisation within the United Nations system.

Social Services Inspectorate

The Social Services Inspectorate was established in 1985 as part of the Department of Health and Social Security to: inspect how social services were being provided and managed in order to ensure

The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London

The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries of London, founded by royal charter on 6 December 1617, was the professional body for apothecaries.


The independent regulator of foundation trusts was established on 5 January 2004, and it became known as Monitor from August 2004.