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What to ask and how to ask it. Part of the OurNHS Resource Guide. 

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10 December 2013

Suggested questions for campaigners’ - This False Economy guide from early 2012 is out of date in relation to NHS law - but has some useful advice on asking questions of officials and politicians, with or without using Freedom of Information rights.

How to use the Freedom of Information Act’ - a guide from the Campaign for Freedom of Information.

What do they know? is a useful website for submitting Freedom of Information requests and you can also use it to see what kind of questions others are asking.

Addresses for sending Freedom of Information requests to local CCGs.

Addresses for sending Freedom of Information requests to national bodies like Monitor and NHS England.

Find out what contracts are being put out to tender or ‘Any Qualified Provider’(a kind of tendering) in your area (click on ‘find new opportunities’). 

Whether services have already been privatised, or are threatened with it, or you just don’t know yet, ask some of the questions suggested in the TUC guide (especially p14-15) or the Keep Our NHS Public CCG guide.

Find find official figures on bed shortages and waiting times via Full Fact Finder.

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