Health and Social Care Bill

Health and Social Care Bill

2011

The Bill went for its first reading in the House of Commons on 19th January 2011. The Bill proposes to create an independent NHS Board, promote patient choice, and to reduce NHS administration costs. The Bill is intended to put into effect the policies requiring primary legislation that were set out in the White Paper Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS, which was published in July 2010.