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 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. 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.