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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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Health Development Agency

The Health Development Agency was set up in 2000 as a special health authority to develop an evidence base for improving health and reducing health inequalities.

General Dental Council

The General Dental Council is a statutory body established by Parliament in 1956 to regulate the dental profession and is overseen by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.

Health Education England (HEE)

The government first set out its plans for Health Education England (HEE) in Liberating the NHS: developing the healthcare workforce: from design to delivery in January 2012. HEE is responsible for t

General Medical Council and General Council of Medical Education and Registration of the United Kingdom

The General Medical Council, formerly the General Council of Medical Education and Registration of the United Kingdom, is the independent statutory body established by Parliament in 1858 to regulate t

Health Professions Council and Health and Care Professions Council

The Council for Professions Supplementary to Medicine (CPSM) was established in 1960 to supervise boards that represented health professions, including chiropodists/podiatrists, clinical scientists, d

General Nursing Council

The General Nursing Council was established in 1920 by the Nurses Registration Act of 1919. The council was required to maintain a register of nurses.