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NWCN Consultation Bulletin - August 2017

Consultation Title Organisation Closing Date Contact Name/Dept & Tel No Email / Website / Further Info
Riverine Project Strabane / Lifford 
 
Derry City and Strabane District Council in partnership with Donegal County Council N/a N/a People living in the Strabane and Lifford areas are being encouraged to have their say on a major cross border development planned for the region, by taking part in an important online survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WPNVFMX
Proposed consolidated public drinking water supplies regulations on the quality of water intended for human consumption Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs 21/08/17 @12.00 Water Policy Team
 
waterpolicy@daera-ni.gov.uk
 
https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/consultations/consultation-proposed-consolidated-public-drinking-water-supplies-regulations-implement-european
Local Development Plan - Preferred Options Paper Derry City and Strabane District Council 22/08/17 Planning LDP Team
 
ldp@derrystrabane.com

http://www.derrystrabane.com/Subsites/LDP/Local-Development-Plan
'The Northern Ireland Road Safety Strategy to 2020 Annual Statistical Report' Department for Infrastructure 25/08/17 @ 18.30 Helen Irwin
 
Helen.Irwin@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk
 
https://www.infrastructure-ni.gov.uk/consultations/user-consultation-northern-ireland-road-safety-strategy-2020-annual-statistical-report
Policy and Programme Screenings Invest NI 30/08/17 Pamela Marron
028 9069 8273
pamela.marron@investni.com
 
http://www.investni.com/about-us/our-approach/equality-commitment.html
The NI Social Care Council (Social Care Workers Prohibition) and Fitness of Workers (Amendment) Regulations (NI) 2017 Department of Health 01/09/17 @ 17:00 Office of Social Services
 
oss@health-ni.gov.uk
 
https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/consultations/northern-ireland-social-care-council-social-care-workers-prohibition-and-fitness-workers-amendment
Draft Equality Scheme Community Relations Council 08/09/17 Gerard McKeown
028 9022 7500
gmckeown@nicrc.org.uk
 
https://www.community-relations.org.uk/file/400
 
https://www.community-relations.org.uk/
Reforms of the Social Fund Funeral Expenses Payment Scheme Department for Communities 15/09/17 @ 17:00 Consultation Co-ordinator,
Social Security Policy and Legislation 
SSPLD@communities-ni.gov.uk
 
https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/consultations/reforms-social-fund-funeral-expenses-payment-scheme
Strategic Growth Plan Derry City and Strabane District Council 15/09/17 The Community Planning Team, 028 7125 3253 http://www.derrystrabane.com/Subsites/Community-Planning/Public-Consultation
 
communityplanning@derrystrabane.com
Reshaping Stroke Services in Northern Ireland Pre-consultation
 
Health and Social Care Board 15/09/17 @ 5:00pm 028 9536 3054
 
reshapingstroke@hscni.net
 
Reshaping Stroke Services in Northern Ireland pre-consultation proposals – online response form.
 
For further information and details of public meetings please see: 

http://www.hscboard.hscni.net/stroke/
 
4 September 2017, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, The Ballroom Everglades Hotel Prehen Road, Derry/Londonderry BT47 2NH
Continuing Healthcare in NI:
Introducing a Transparent and Fair System
Department of Health 15/09/17 @ 17.00 Elderly & Community Care Unit
 
 
eldcommcare@health-ni.gov.uk
 
https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/consultations/continuing-healthcare-northern-ireland-introducing-transparent-and-fair-system
Changes required to the passporting of individuals to Help with Health Costs as a result of the introduction of Universal Credit Department of Health 19/09/17 @ 17:00 General Dental and Ophthalmic Services Branch
 
gdoscorrespondence@health-ni.gov.uk
 
https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/consultations/changes-required-passporting-individuals-help-health-costs-result-introduction-universal-credit
Draft Derry and Strabane PCSP Equality Scheme and associated Disability Action Plan Policing and Community Safety Partnership 22/09/17 Dermot Harrigan
028 7137 6565
Please see http://www.nwcn.org/ for relevant consultation documents underUseful Downloads
Prisons 2020,
Driving continuous improvement in the Prison Service
(A Discussion Document)
Northern Ireland Prison Service
 
29/09/17 N/a prisons.2020@justice-ni.x.gsi.gov.uk
 
https://www.justice-ni.gov.uk/news/prisons-2020
 
For staff and people in custody - take part in one of the focus groups in your establishment. Ask for details.
Review of care registers consultation
 
Utilities Regulator 29/09/17 @3pm Meadhbh Patterson
 
meadhbh.patterson@uregni.gov.uk
 
https://www.uregni.gov.uk/news-centre/review-care-registers-consultation
 
** Consumer Council needs your help**
The Consumer Council is asking for your help to improve electricity and water services for people with vulnerabilities:
A.     Visit during August to take your views or take your views over the phone.
B.      You can come to a roundtable at the Consumer Council offices on Tuesday 5 September 2017. The roundtable will last from 12-2pm. Lunch will be provided.
C.      Email with any thoughts or comments.
D.     Online survey – This should take 5 minutes to complete and can be found 
here.
 
Graham.Smith@consumercouncil.org.uk
028 9025 1629 (ext. 51629)
Plans to implement the Security of Network and Information Systems Directive ("NIS Directive") Department of Health
(on behalf of Dept for Digital, Cultural, Media & Sport)
30/09/17 @ 11:45 NIS Directive Consultation (4/49) 
 
niscallforviews@culture.gov.uk
 
https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/consultations/consultation-plans-implement-security-network-and-information-systems-directive-nis-directive
 
Respond online:
https://dcms.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_0NEe6Hc60Kq72ol
Health and Care in the Digital Single Market
 
European Commission
 
12/10/17 @5pm N/a Invited to share views via: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/Public_consultation_Transformation_Health_Care_DSM 
(If this does not open copy straight into search engine)
 

http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-17-2085_en.htm
Proposed permanent relocation of GP Out of Hours from Moneymore to Mid Ulster Hospital, Magherafelt. Health and Social Care Board 06/11/17 @ 5pm Siobhan Millar
(028) 9536 2843
 
siobhan.millar@hscni.net
 
http://www.hscboard.hscni.net/get-involved/consultations/proposed-relocation-duc/
Draft Equality and Disability Action Plans for 2017-2022 Western Health and Social Care Trust 07/11/17 Equality & Involvement Office on:028 8283 5278 
 
equality.admin@westerntrust.hscni.net
 
http://www.westerntrust.hscni.net/about/1595.htm
 
 
There are many more Consultations open within the Department of Health, you can access them here: 
https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/consultations
 
If you are an individual or organisation who responds to or creates consultations please see link below for a copy of the Equality Coalitions’ Effective Consultation Guidance including case studies and how to complain 
HERE.  Some great points made in this article definitely worth a read.