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 structured, including how providers are regulated and commissioned, and how the money flows.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 Long read Amending the 2012 Act: can it be done? The Health and Social Care Act 2012 is widely seen as dysfunctional, getting in the way of the more integrated care it actually seeks to achieve. As the Prime Minister has once again opened the door to changes, this piece identifies some of the current problems and implications of change, and asks how far progress could be made within the existing legislation. Blog The story of NHS England: the world’s biggest quango Chris Ham delves into a new book from Nicholas Timmins on the history of NHS England and reflects on the relationship between Jeremy Hunt, the Health Secretary, Simon Stevens, Chief Executive of NHS England and the NHS. Report 'The world's biggest quango' the first five years of NHS England Nicholas Timmins explores the fate of one of the central provisions of the Health and Social Care Act, NHS England, established as a statutorily independent board with the aim of distancing politicians from the day-to-day running of the NHS. Press release NHS reforms have failed to take the politics out of the NHS The creation of NHS England has failed to take the politics out of healthcare provision in England, argues a new report from the Institute for Government and The King’s Fund.