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 timelineOur 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 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? Slideshow How 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.