Category:Defunct National Health Service organisations

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The structure and organisation of the UK National Health Service is subject to continuous change, creating defunct National Health Service organisations. Many of the functions of these bodies have been transferred to successor organisations.

Charles Webster wrote in 1998 "Even superficial inspection indicates that the interval between major reorganisations has been progressively diminishing. The administrative system bequeathed by Lloyd George after 1911 persisted for 37 years. Bevan’s new health service lasted for 26 years. Even with the correctives introduced in 1982, the Joseph reorganisation, of 1974 survived for only 17 years, while the internal market changes of 1991 are about to be radically altered after only about 7 years."[1]

After 1998 the pace of reorganisation became even more rapid.[2]


  1. ^ Webster, Charles (1998). "National Health Service Reorganisation: Learning from History". Socialist Health Association. Retrieved 18 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Reform of the National Health Service Chronology". Socialist Health Association. Retrieved 26 October 2014.