Health and Care Bill Health Foundation analysis of the key proposals in the Health and Care Bill 2021/22


The NHS in England is about to be reorganised, after the government published the Health and Care Bill in July 2021. The Bill proposes changes to NHS rules and structures in England and the government wants the changes to be in place by April 2022. 

This page showcases our analysis of proposals within the Bill, exploring the potential implications of the changes and providing recommendations for how the Bill could be improved as it passes through Parliament.


Consultation response

Health and Care Bill: Commons Public Bill Committee

Consultation response

Our briefing for the House of Commons Public Bill Committee on the Health and Care Bill.

Consultation response

Briefing on the Health and Care Bill: House of Lords Second Reading

Consultation response

Our briefing for the House of Lords on the Health and Care Bill 2021/22.

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England’s new Health and Care Bill

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Hugh Alderwick, Tim Gardner and Nicholas Mays write for the BMJ.

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Will a new NHS structure in England help recovery from the pandemic?

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Hugh Alderwick, Phoebe Dunn, Tim Gardner, Jennifer Dixon and Nicholas Mays write for the BMJ.

Health inequalities

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How could the Health and Care Bill strengthen action on health inequalities?

29 September 2021

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The NHS has an important role in narrowing health inequalities, but progress has been slow and the...



The Health and Care Bill must ensure independently verified assessments of workforce numbers

19 November 2021

The proposals for workforce planning in the Health and Care Bill fall short of providing any...


The Health and Care Bill must be amended to help make workforce shortages a thing of the past

14 July 2021

Government must amend the Health and Care Bill to ensure that in future England has robust,...


The NHS Bill must put in place a system to support better workforce planning

14 April 2021

Joint letter to the Rt Hon Matthew Hancock MP and Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP from the Health Foundation,...

Primary care


Webinar: NHS reform – what do the proposals mean for general practice?


How the government's proposed NHS reforms affect primary care and why general practice should seek...

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