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 Poor Law Amendment Act 1834 created 600 locally elected Boards of Guardians to oversee the functions of Poor Law unions (individual parishes had been organised into the unions), which included bui
The College of Physicians of London (later Royal College of Physicians of London) was established in 1518 by a royal charter from King Henry VIII.
Previously known as the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence (until November 2012), the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care oversees statutory bodies that regulate heal