Over the past 14 years there has been a great deal of official correspondence. This page lists examples of various letters written since 2017, and one significant letter I received in February 2018 from the DWP Ministerial Correspondence Team Leader, together with the lengthy reply.  Unsurprisingly, the letter to Professor Sir Mansel Aylward in May 2017 failed to attract any reply.  Conversely, the September 2017 letter to Roy O’Shaughnessy, the Chief Executive of the Shaw Trust, attracted an immediate telecom from Europe, a lot of emails and, eventually, a personal meeting with the Executive Officers of the Shaw Trust held at a local hotel on 13th February 2018.  The May 2019 letter to Professor Dame Sally Davies, the Chief Medical Officer for the Department for Health and Social Care, failed to attract a response. When I contacted her office in August I was told it had not been received, so it was sent again. The reply from the office of Dame Sally Davies is that the identified ongoing preventable harm of chronically ill and disabled people was not her responsibility…. So whose responsibility is this catastrophe of social policy now that the DWP no longer appoint a Chief Medical Officer?
Time will tell… MS









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