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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. 


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

The Secretary of State for Health’s speech on making ‘healthcare more human-centred and not system-centred’ (2015)

On 16 July 2015 the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt, set out a vision for the health service that would make ‘healthcare more human-centred and not system-centred’.

Learning not blaming: The government response to Freedom to Speak Up, the Public Administration Select Committee report on clinical incidents, and the Morecambe Bay investigation

Learning not blaming set out the government’s responses to three reports: The Freedom to Speak Up review by Sir Robert Francis that looked at how the NHS could create an open and honest repo