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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. 

Our health, our care, our say: a new direction for community services (2006)

The white paper Our health, our care, our say: a new direction for community services was published on 30 January 2006.

Government response to the health committee’s report on changes to primary trusts (2006)

In March 2006, the government responded to the Health Committee’s critical report on its proposed reforms to primary care trusts (PCTs).

The review of commissioning arrangements for specialised services (the ‘Carter review’) (2006)

The government commissioned an independent review in October 2005 that considered the processes by which specialised health services were commissioned.

No excuses. Embrace partnership now. Step towards change! (2006)

The Third Sector Commissioning Task Force published its findings on 11 July 2006.  The task force concluded that the third sector should be ‘hard wired’ into continuing reforms.

Independent sector treatment centres. Fourth report of session 2005–06 volume 1 (2006)

The Health Select Committee published its report on independent sector treatment centres (ISTCs) on 13 July 2006.

The future regulation of health and adult social care in England - initial consultation (2006)

In November 2006, the Department of Health launched a consultation on bringing together the regulation of NHS and adult social care services following the 2005 Budget announcement that the government