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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. 

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.

Society of Apothecaries

The 1815 Apothecaries Act gave the Society of Apothecaries the responsibility for organising education and training requirements for apothecaries (later general practitioners).

Special health authorities

Special health authorities are health authorities that provide a national service. They are largely independent organisations, but can be subject to ministerial directions.

Strategic clinical networks

Strategic clinical networks bring together service users, providers and commissioners to make improvements on complex care pathways focused on major service areas such as cardiovascular, maternity, ch