Health and Care Bill receives Royal assent from Her Majesty, the queen 

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The United Kingdom Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has informed the Health and Care Bill has received a Royal Assent from Her Majesty the Queen, enacting the most significant health legislation in a decade into law.

The Health and Care Bill will help tackle COVID-19 backlogs and rebuild from the pandemic, harness the best working methods, and create safer and more joined-up services. 

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The information was shared via a news release on April 28, 2022, on the official website of the UK government. The Health and Care Bill aims for three measures:

  • The Act marks a landmark instance of how health and care services work together.
  •  The Health and Care Bill will ensure the NHS can rebuild from the pandemic and tackle the coronavirus (COVID-19) backlog, harness the best working methods, and ensure people benefit from more joined-up care.
  • Long-term plans for recovery and reform are backed by £36 billion over the next three years through the Health and Care Levy.

The DHSC has shared also shared the information on its social media Twitter handle and wrote, “The Health and Care Bill became law this week after receiving Royal Assent Backed by record funding, it will help: tackle COVID-19 backlogs & rebuild from the pandemic, harness the best ways of working, create safer, more joined-up services.”

The DHSC has shared also shared the information on its social media Twitter handle and wrote, "The Health and Care Bill became law this week after receiving Royal Assent Backed by record funding, it will help: tackle COVID-19 backlogs & rebuild from the pandemic, harness the best ways of working, create safer, more joined-up services."

Health and Social Care Secretary Sajid Javid said:

“The Health and Care Act is the most significant change to the healthcare system in a decade and will put it in the strongest possible position to rebuild from the pandemic, backed by our record funding.”

“These measures have broad support and will harness the best working methods to ensure people are receiving high quality, joined-up care.”

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