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

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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How does the prezi work?

  • Click on the triangle in the middle of the screen, directly below the image. Click again each time you want to move to the next slide.

  • If you want to go back to a previous slide, click on the triangle to the bottom left of the image.

  • Once the prezi has finished you can zoom into areas that most interest you by clicking directly on the image.

  • If you want to view the prezi in full screen, click on the More button in the bottom right-hand corner and click 'Fullscreen'. Press 'Esc' on your keyboard to return to the site.