Forthcoming Legislation

Health and Care Bill

Reference
Bill 2021:140
Effective
To be confirmed

The Health and Care Bill gives effect to policies that were set out as part of the NHS’s recommendations for legislative reform following the Long Term Plan and in the White Paper, Integration and Innovation: Working Together to Improve Health and Social Care for All, published in February 2021.

Draft Mental Health Bill 2022

Effective
To be confirmed

The Government has published its Draft Mental Health Bill, setting out wide-reaching reform to the Mental Health Act 1983 (MHA) to ensure greater choice and autonomy for patients in a mental health crisis, speed up access to treatment, enshrine important protections for vulnerable people and ensure prisons are not used as an alternative to hospital treatment.

People at the Heart of Care: Adult Social Care Reform White Paper

Effective
Published 1 December 2021 — plan for next three years.

The Government’s People at the Heart of Care: Adult Social Care Reform White Paper describes a 10-year vision of its long-term aspirations for how people will experience care and support in the future.