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

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 honored 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

cc. us at so we can log the response figures

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

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