The NHS after the Health and Social Care Act

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The NHS changed with Health and Social Care Act 2012 bringing in the most wide-ranging reforms of the NHS since it was founded in 1948. On 1 April 2013 the main changes set out in the Act came into force, and most parts of the NHS were affected in some way.

Here we draw on our policy research and analysis plus our experience of working with NHS leaders and managers to examine six key aspects of the new NHS: clinical commissioning groups, public health, health and wellbeing boards, economic regulation and providers.

Changes in the NHS