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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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Central Midwives Board

The Central Midwives Board was established by the Midwives Act 1902.

Competition and Markets Authority (CMA)

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 created the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), which took on the functions of the Office of Fair Trading and the Competition Commission in 2014.

Co-operation and Competition Panel

The Co-operation and Competition Panel (CCP) was established in 2009 to investigate potential breaches of the Principles and Rules of Co-operation and Competition (PRCC).  Additionally, the CCP m

Commissioning support units

In 2013, 19 commissioning support units (CSUs) were set up to provide commissioning support services to commissioners in clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), acute trusts, local government and NHS En

Community health councils (CHCs)

The NHS Reorganisation Act 1973 provided for the establishment of independent community health councils (CHCs) in each area health authority (which were themselves replaced by district health authorit

The Company of Barbers and Surgeons

The Company of Barbers and Surgeons was formed in 1540 when the Fellowship of Surgeons merged with the Barbers' Company following an act of Parliament.