The King's Fund

Never Again? The story of the Health and Social Care Act 2012

  • Format: Printed copy
  • Author(s): Nicholas Timmins
  • Publication date: 12-Jul-2012

Never Again? The story of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 explains why and how the Act became law; from the legislation’s origins 20 years ago, through the development of the 2010 White Paper Liberating the NHS to the passage of the controversial Bill through both Houses of Parliament.

The book, published jointly by the Institute for Government and The King’s Fund, focuses on what Andrew Lansley, former Secretary of State for Health, was trying to achieve through the NHS reforms and considers the role the Liberal Democrats played in introducing amendments to the legislation and passing the Bill.