The NHS in England is entering a "new chapter" in its history, Health Secretary Andrew Lansley has told MPs, as a consequence of the government's reforms.
In a Commons statement on the NHS annual report and care objectives on 4 July 2012, Mr Lansley pledged to turn the NHS into one of the best health services in the world.
But shadow health secretary Andy Burnham accused Mr Lansley of wasting two years obsessing about structures.
The health secretary had "inflicted an ideological experiment on the NHS which made sense to him but sadly no-one else", Mr Burnham said.
Under a commitment in the coalition's Health Bill, the secretary of state will unveil an annual report into how the NHS has performed for patients each year.
In the first such report, Mr Lansley said that waiting times were at the lowest level on record, MRSA outbreaks have dropped 25% and patients are rarely forced to stay on mixed-sex wards.