Owl recalls that claims were made that the “transformation” plans for the NHS were ordered by the government to be kept secret, and that attempts by mere mortals to get information about them through Freedom of Information requests should be actively resisted.
Well, here is proof.
A local elector made two requests for information (community hospital bed occupancy and objective evidence for the decisions made by New Devon CCG). Both of these requests have been ignored ( no reply within 20 working days) and the first noted is now 40 working days overdue – with a request for internal review of the decision also ignored. This is a necessary step that must be made before a formal complaint to the Information Commissioner.
Link to the request 20 working days overdue and not acknowledging the Internal Review request made 20 working days ago:
Second needed to be answered yesterday to be in time.
This is the important one – it will be reasonable to assume that either they have no clinical evidence whatsoever, or that they are deliberately avoiding answering because the evidence they have is negative:
Owl notes that none of our MPs appear to be trying to get this information for us – it is being left to local people to try to find out for themselves.