Engaging with NHS ENGLAND consultations can seem daunting.
They NEVER make it easy for the public to understand.
They NEVER actually make it a huge public awareness exercise.
They ALWAYS appear to have made it a done deal.
Our aim with this page is:
to make it easy to add your voice
help us make it a public awareness exercise
make sure it is NOT a done deal
We explain the issues as we see them. We hope they help.
You can download our templates and use them to add your opinion to the surveys.
Our first consultation guide is below.
Good luck and thanks for helping!
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If you like what you see
you can start to make
a difference for all of us and our kids.
NOW IS THE TIME...
DOWNLOAD THIS LEAFLET.
It tells all you need to know and CK999 Campigners have made it very easy to follow. CLICK to download.
If you do wish to dig deeper the links below are there to help.
START HERE: Our thoughts/opinion Notes :
You can read our FULL response here (thanks to NSH Staff & clinicians who helped):
LINK TO (be warned it's grim) NHSE Consultation Notes:
More "things we can do" resources designed to help us as campaigners and also those friends and family we need to come on board too.
CLICK TO GO TO
NHS England is “consulting” on plans to stop routine funding of 17 vital elective surgical procedures from April 2019 - except in extreme exceptional circumstances.
NHS England say the 17 procedures are ineffective.
They are not. These treatments are already only available to the most essential cases that meet clear clinical criteria - where more serious conditions could develop if not treated.
What they really mean is that they are looking for ways to drive people - those that can afford it - to pay privately.
They say clinicians are making inappropriate referalls.
They do not provide any evidence to back this up.
It is making a mockery of our GPs and specialists skills.
How can they do this?
By making the NHS work like a private health insurance scheme. They call it "managing demand". They will do this in two ways...
Firstly they want to prevent the commissioners (your CCG) paying hospitals for providing these treatments to NHS patients – unless exceptions have been approved. The first four of the treatments list - there will be an exceptions target of 1-5% of all patients.
Secondly, NHS England wants to transfer the current referral and decision making process from the hands of informed, well-trained NHS clinicians to a standardised one size fits all algorithm & data based electronic referral system.
This rules out any consideration of patients’ individual circumstances, it removes all considerations of complexities and dangers that may develop. It reduces clinicians to merely technicians and wastes their hard earned skills and knowledge.
The box to your right has the essentials you need to add your voice to the consultation. The first two items are intended to help formulate your thoughts.
We hope this helps.
Please share this page with friends and colleagues and ask them to do the same.
We have very mixed feelings about NHS England
Working with other groups
and campaigners across the country we are beginning
to see a way of engaging with them that the organisers
of such events may not like.
And that can only be
a good thing.