Together we Speak Louder


Have Your Say

As well as sharing your experiences with us your views and comments on a range of consultations are valued. Below are some current consultations you can take part in. Please note they are in deadline order.

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West Sussex County Council (17 014 570)

Summary: Mr C says the Council was at fault for a failure to protect his wife when she was mentally ill, resulting in her causing herself severe injury. On the evidence currently seen, the Council was not at fault. A Council officer decided not to detain Mrs C. This was a decision made by a professional, in possession of the facts, with which the Ombudsman cannot interfere.

NHS England has launched its public consultation aimed at developing the long term plan for the NHS. The health service needs to decide how services will change and improve over the next 10 years, and NHS England is inviting patients and the public to have their say.

The consultation is wide-ranging and invites responses to general issues, such as what the core values underpinning a long term plan for the NHS should be, but also delves into more detail on specific matters, for example, on how the health and care system can learn from other industries who use digital technology effectively.


The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) is looking for people to join the committee that will develop their new guideline on safeguarding adults in care homes. Candidates need to have an understanding of safeguarding adults in care homes and be able to contribute effectively in a formal committee setting. Lay members are paid a fee to attend meetings, and travel and other expenses are covered.

Apply by 5pm on 26 September. More information can be found here.