Implementation of the Health and Social Care Act 2012

Inquiry status: inquiry concluded

The main provisions of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 come into effect on 1 April 2013. The Health Committee examines how prepared the NHS is to move to the new system of commissioning.

This inquiry was discussed as chapter 4 of the Health Committee's report on public expenditure on health and social care (PDF 549.7KB)



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