Last week, the Health and Care Act received Royal Assent, meaning it is now law. It is the most significant piece of health legislation in a decade, delivering the reforms the NHS themselves asked for while remaining true to its principles of care free at the point of need.
This Act is a key milestone in the health system in England. It will help reduce bureaucracy, strengthen integration, boost accountability, and deliver on our ambitious agenda for change. In short, it has equipped the NHS with much of the legislative framework it needs to be fit for the future.
This Act is a major step forward, but it is not the end of our ambitions for the health service. It gives the NHS the levers it needs, but we know that more needs to be done to tackle deep rooted challenges, which this government is ambitious and eager to do.
That's why the Government recently announced our vision for comprehensive healthcare reform, starting what will be one of the most significant transfers of power and funding from the State to individuals and their families in decades. This programme of reform will prioritise prevention, offer more personalised care, deliver improvements in performance and back the people making a difference in our NHS.
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