The Health and Social Care Act: the tale in a timeline

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This interactive timeline is a visual guide through the events that led to the Health and Social Care Act being implemented. It sets current NHS reforms within a historical context - from the creation of the internal market in 1989, to the establishment of the first Foundation Trust in 2004, to the passing and implementation of the most recent controversial legislation.

The timeline was initially published alongside Never Again? The story of the Health and Social Care Act 2012by Nicholas Timmins for The King’s Fund and the Institute for Government. It has now been updated to include the main milestones taking us up to the main elements of the Act coming into force on 1 April 2013.

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Comments

Robert Godson

Organisation
HomeInstead West Lancs & Chorley
Comment date
12 July 2012
Excellent visual insight into a long and complex political journey, Oh and a web of delays, sound bites, smoke & mirrors and very long grass. High quality care, based on individual needs, delivered with respect and dignity.

Richard Segall Jones

Comment date
12 July 2012
One slide seems to have the wrong date - 28 June 2012 shown as pre-royal assent.

Otherwise, an interesting trip down recent memory lane.

RSJ

Sarah Tucker

Position
Assistant Web Editor,
Organisation
The King's Fund
Comment date
12 July 2012
Hi Robert

Thanks for pointing out - this has been amended now.

Sarah

stacey

Position
care worker,
Organisation
work with kids
Comment date
08 October 2012
i think this is very help full to all health and social care workers.

Lauren

Position
student speech and language therapist,
Comment date
01 April 2013
this is a very interesting and useful visual into how we've ended up with the mess that that we are in. Thanks a lot for taking the time to make this. I will be saving to my computer for future reference.

Professor Alis…

Position
lecturer and researcher on social work courses, specialist older people and social work,
Organisation
University of Kent
Comment date
24 September 2013
Brilliant timeline that really tells the story of all the myriad NHS changes! So helpful and as others have said dispenses with the smoke and mirrors and gets down to the real stuff. Thanks Kings Fund: keep being the voice of critical reason.

Sharon Slatter…

Position
MA Student,
Organisation
Trinity St Davids university
Comment date
01 March 2016
Is it possible to obtain a copy/picture of the timeline to use in my dissertation please?

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