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.
The Report of the Public Inquiry into children’s heart surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary 1984–1995 (2001)
The Report of the public inquiry into children’s heart surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary (BRI) 1984–1995 was published on 18 July 2001.
The government outlined progress against the NHS plan in the document Delivering the NHS Plan, published in 2002. The document reiterated the government’s commitment to developing incentives wh
The government published the consultation document Reforming NHS financial flows – introducing payment by results.
In December 2002, the Department of Health outlined in more detail the governance and role of the newly proposed foundation trusts (FTs) as well as more detail on the application process.
The NHS improvement plan was published on 24 June 2004 and set out the priorities for the NHS for the period between 2004 and 2008.
In October 2004, the government published Practice-based commissioning: engaging practices in commissioning to outline the Department of Health’s latest thoughts around the role of indicative bu