Policy paper

DH agencies and partner organisations: review

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This report sets out our proposals for our agencies and partner organisations also known as arm's length bodies (ALBs).



The report of the review, which follows the publication of the White Paper, Equity and excellence: Liberating the NHS, sets out our proposals for arm’s length bodies (ALBs) in the health and social care sector. These proposals form part of the cross-Government strategy to increase accountability and transparency, and to reduce the number and cost of quangos.