Breadcrumb Home Publications UK healthcare: Poorly prescribed 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 Two years ago today Andrew Lansley, the health secretary, published Liberating the NHS, his plan for a large-scale overhaul of one of the UK’s most venerable institutions.Read the full article on NHS reform (requires a subscription to the Financial Times) Related contentReportNever Again? The story of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 Written by Nicholas Timmins, this book explains why and how the Health and Social Care Act became law. 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. Comments Add your comment Your name Email (your email will not be made public) Your job/role Organisation Comment Post comment You may also be interested in Blog Politicians should avoid the temptation of another NHS top-down re-organisation Following today’s Queen’s Speech and an election looming, Richard Murray warns that a major re-organisation of the NHS risks damaging a service that is already under strain. Blog The NHS and climate change: a decade of distraction As the realities of climate change become ever clearer, Chris Naylor explores how the NHS has responded to the challenge so far, and why it needs to do more to overcome the ‘tyranny of now’. 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.