Breadcrumb Home Projects The NHS at 65 This content relates to the following topics: Health and Social Care Act 2012 Share this content Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share on Email Print this page The NHS turned 65 on 5 July 2013. To celebrate this special birthday, we bring you commentary and analysis of the health and social care system in England, including our animated alternative guide to the new NHS. The new NHS in 6.5 minutesVideoAn alternative guide to the new NHS in England Our animation from 2013 gives a whistle-stop tour of the NHS – how the organisations work and fit together – and explains that our system is as much a product of politics and circumstance as design. The new NHS: our commentary and analysisWe draw on our policy research and analysis, plus our experience of working with NHS leaders and managers, to examine five key aspects of the new NHS:clinical commissioning groupspublic healthhealth and wellbeing boardseconomic regulationproviders.Further resources on NHS structures and reformSlideshowHow is the NHS structured? A series of diagrams explaining how the NHS is now structured, including how providers are regulated, who can influence the commissioning of services and where the money goes.The Health and Social Care Act: the tale in a timeline Our timeline is a visual guide through the events that led to the Health and Social Care Act reaching the statute book. Leading health care in London: how will the new NHS and public health system work?The new NHS and public health system in London is still taking shape, but the complexity of the emerging eco-system is apparent and can be seen in this diagram from our report on Leading health care in London. Related contentCompleted projectThe NHS after the Health and Social Care Act The Health and Social Care Act 2012 created the most wide-ranging reforms to the NHS, since it was founded in 1948. We look at six key aspects of the new NHS after the Act came into force. Completed projectTime to Think Differently In this programme of work from 2012/13 we tried to think differently about health and social care, and about transforming the funding and delivery of services to meet the challenges of the future. You may also be interested in Blog Streamlining the organisation of the NHS without a top-down reorganisation Chris Ham makes the case for aligning the work of NHS Improvement and NHS England. Blog Commissioning: barking up the wrong tree? Faith in the purchaser/provider split as a key driver for reform is fast dissolving, argues Nick Timmins. Blog ‘Teflon’ Jeremy Hunt and the de-politicisation of the NHS Nicholas Timmins asks whether the 2012 health and social care reforms allowed politicians to avoid taking responsibility for the state of the NHS. Long read Health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) explained What are health and wellbeing boards (HWBs) and what role could they play in developments such as integrated commissioning and place-based systems of care?