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4 days to comment on NHS mandate

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AnotherEffingOrangeRevel Thu 19-Nov-15 15:02:26

"A new mandate to NHS England is due to be published following the completion of the Spending Review, to take effect from April 2016."

We have ONLY TILL THE 24TH NOVEMBER to comment on this mandate (link below).

www.gov.uk/government/consultations/setting-the-mandate-to-nhs-england-for-2016-to-2017

It's not well publicised (surprise surprise), as the article below points out:

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/19/nhs-mandate-england-consulation-deadline

If you want to have your say, get in there now. Don't let them sneak it past us!

PausingFlatly Thu 19-Nov-15 15:08:56

From:Department of Health
First published:29 October 2015
Last updated:16 November 2015, see all updates
This consultation closes at 23 November 2015 11:45pm

Less than four weeks for a consultation of the entire population?

Good job it's not about anything important, eh?hmm

AnotherEffingOrangeRevel Thu 19-Nov-15 15:10:24

Yep.

PausingFlatly Thu 19-Nov-15 15:13:20

Thanks, OP. I'm sitting down to read it now.

PausingFlatly Thu 19-Nov-15 15:53:57

Er, is it just me, or is that document so vague as to be almost meaningless?

It just seems to say: "We're gonna do Vagueness that we're gonna do. That's all right with you, yah?"

I could be wrong, but it feels like a PR exercise.

The sort where three years down the line they introduce something nasty and then say, "Oh but you can't complain about Slaughter of the New Born: it's covered by "make efficient use of resources" in §5.2(iii), and you didn't object to that when you had the chance.

Or am I just a hoary old cynic?

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Thu 19-Nov-15 15:56:48

Well that's been well publicised. Presumably they are trying tronget all the responses to be along the lines of "please privatise the NHS". <also a hoary old cynic>

PacificDogwod Thu 19-Nov-15 15:59:51

Why does the time frame not surprise me?! hmm

Thanks for bringing this to my attention - will read later.

PausingFlatly, I suspect you are a realist…. <NHS veteran>

PausingFlatly Thu 19-Nov-15 17:14:41

Slightly longer thread here: AIBU to ask how you feel about the NHS?

I'm moving to that one.

Garlick Thu 19-Nov-15 17:46:41

Question One: "Do you agree with our aims for the mandate to NHS England?"

What the fuck? What mandate? What aims, exactly? Jeez!

Am off to find somebody who's written anything sensible about what this questionnaire's supposed to be asking. I may be some time ...

Garlick Thu 19-Nov-15 17:52:08

Aha. www.opendemocracy.net/ournhs/caroline-molloy/dont-want-government-to-let-nhs-die-one-crucial-thing-you-can-do-now

Am still wading through the mandate itself and trying to formulate answers. Anybody found something easier to understand?

PausingFlatly Thu 19-Nov-15 17:56:25

Post that on the other thread too?

PausingFlatly Thu 19-Nov-15 18:09:37

(I've done it.)

Garlick Thu 19-Nov-15 19:37:22

Cheers, Pausing.

SauvignonBlanche Thu 19-Nov-15 19:42:11

I'll look at that tomorrow - thanks.

ZoeTurtle Mon 23-Nov-15 11:50:36

I only found out about it yesterday. When I sent my form, it bounced because their mailbox was full hmm

It did work when I tried an hour later.

Like many here, I found it hard to comment since it was all so vague, but I tried.

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