Consultation Timeframes

Closed 30 Aug 2011

Opened 23 Aug 2011

Feedback updated 14 Nov 2011

We asked

How long should we consult on individual policies and service changes?

You said

Consultation periods should be proportional to the size of the decision being taken. Changes that will affect lots of people or involve large budget should be open to the public for longer than small changes.

We did

We used these votes to decide our consultation period:


Why your views matter

Local engagement on our process for consulting the public made it clear that all engagement work should be proportionate to the scale of the decision being taken.

This quick survey assesses priorities to agree how long official consultations should last for different decisions.

What happens next

Views will be used to agree the timeframes used by NHS Stockport when undertaking consultations on policy and service changes.


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