UK NHS consultation Urgent last chance to respond

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by simpsons, Jan 9, 2011.

  1. simpsons

    simpsons Member

    Now is the Time :
    to say what choices you want.

    Greg Crowhurst
    Jan 10th 2011


    The Government's White Paper, Equity and Excellence: liberating the NHS sets out proposals which envisage a presumption of greater choice and control over care and treatment, choice of treatment and healthcare provider becoming the reality in the vast majority of NHS-funded services by no later than 2013/14.

    In other words this is a rare opportunity for people with ME to give an account of what choices they want to have.

    Stonebird is proud to have been a participant in drafting “Now is the Time , to say what Choices you want” , a comprehensive reply to the White Paper , “written by patients for patients”, especially people with Severe ME.

    "Now is the Time" asserts the views concerns , bio medical needs and choices that people with ME want , not only in diagnosis, but right across the board, including treatment, and social care.

    "Now is the Time", gives voice to all those who find that :

    “The discrimination and inequality in the current system is unacceptable and a breach of our rights. We call for an end to this discrimination, and our right to be involved in the planning of our health care services to be honoured and the patient voice heard loud and clear.”

    Urgent : replies to the Government White Paper need to be in this week. There is still time to respond ! We urge you : “Let your voice be heard loud and clear the more who reply the stronger the message is.”

    How To Take Part

    Download the response document "NOW IS THE TIME" from Stonebird : is the time.doc

    Attach it or paste it into to your email

    subject : Severe ME choices response

    send it to :

    cc. us at so we can log the response figures

    "Now is the Time " can also be downloaded from Stonebird in Word and PDF format :