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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:
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
Local Development Plan - Preferred Options Paper Derry City and Strabane District Council 22/08/17 Planning LDP Team
'The Northern Ireland Road Safety Strategy to 2020 Annual Statistical Report' Department for Infrastructure 25/08/17 @ 18.30 Helen Irwin
Policy and Programme Screenings Invest NI 30/08/17 Pamela Marron
028 9069 8273
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
Draft Equality Scheme Community Relations Council 08/09/17 Gerard McKeown
028 9022 7500
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
Strategic Growth Plan Derry City and Strabane District Council 15/09/17 The Community Planning Team, 028 7125 3253
Reshaping Stroke Services in Northern Ireland Pre-consultation
Health and Social Care Board 15/09/17 @ 5:00pm 028 9536 3054
Reshaping Stroke Services in Northern Ireland pre-consultation proposals – online response form.
For further information and details of public meetings please see:
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
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
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 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
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
** 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 
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)
Respond online:
Health and Care in the Digital Single Market
European Commission
12/10/17 @5pm N/a Invited to share views via: 
(If this does not open copy straight into search engine)
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
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
There are many more Consultations open within the Department of Health, you can access them here:
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.