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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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Healthwatch England

Healthwatch England was established under the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to act as an independent consumer champion for health and social care service users and is a part of the Healthwatch netwo

Health Advisory Service and Hospital Advisory Service

NHS Hospital Advisory Service was set up in 1969 to advise the Secretary of State for Social Services on hospitals.

Health and wellbeing boards

Health and wellbeing boards were established by the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to facilitate joint working across health and social care organisations.

General Board of Health

The Public Health Act 1848 established the General Board of Health, which was responsible for advising on public health matters such as epidemics and disease prevention.

Health authorities (1995)

Health authorities were established by the Health Authorities Act 1995, and were responsible for the planning and administration of health services for their population.

General Chiropractic Council

The General Chiropractic Council is an independent statutory body established by Parliament in 1994.