Sign a petition about NICES decision on Alzheimer drugs

Discussion in 'Dementia-related news and campaigns' started by capybara, Jan 10, 2007.

  1. capybara

    capybara Registered User

    Jan 10, 2007
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    #1 capybara, Jan 10, 2007
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2007
  2. KenC

    KenC Registered User

    Mar 24, 2006
    913
    Co Durham
    #2 KenC, Jan 11, 2007
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2007
    Hi capybara,
    Both I and my wife have signed this, so lets hope many others do the same. We need as may as possible.

    Regards

    kenc
     
  3. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    #3 Brucie, Jan 11, 2007
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2007
    I've signed the petition which seems to be dated so yesterday was the last date for signing...:confused:

    Dual feelings about this petition site.

    1. great to be able to sign up to a petition that easily.

    2. there are LOADS of petitions there. In the same section is one "provide more land for allotments for people to grow their own vegetables." So the thing gets diluted. I'm all for allotments, but should that really even register on a section devoted to critical issues? My point being that there will be little notice taken of the important issues because of the relative trivia.

    The discriminating factor might be if there were to be an ENORMOUS response to the Alzheimer's petition, one that dwarfs the others. Unless that happens, signing the petition will mean pretty much nothing.

    Final thought: lack of signatures to a petition might be taken by government to mean that they can forget about the issue.

    In days when good souls went around collecting real signatures, the government would be presented with someone carrying boxes of them to Downing Street, with resultant publicity. With the arrival of virtual petitions, everyone and his dog will be putting up all sorts of stuff, and the importance of any uncomfortable ones will be lost.

    Conspiracy theory would have me believing that this is the intention.

    Final point:

    currently this dementia-related petition stands at 12 signatures.

    The top petition has 2600 more signatures, and that is "Overturn the National Blood Service (NBS) ban stopping Gay and Bi (G&B) Men giving Blood"
     
  4. Norman

    Norman Registered User

    Oct 9, 2003
    4,348
    Birmingham Hades
    Signed it today,20 names now
    Norman
     
  5. mel

    mel Registered User

    Apr 30, 2006
    1,656
    Sheffield
    22 now

    Bruce.....the closing date is 2008
     
  6. Brucie

    Brucie Registered User

    Jan 31, 2004
    12,413
    near London
    Oops.... thanks. Never could RTFM.
     
  7. Grommit

    Grommit Registered User

    Apr 26, 2006
    2,127
    Doncaster
    Hi everyone - 23 now
     
  8. Linda Mc

    Linda Mc Registered User

    Jul 3, 2005
    1,881
    Nr Mold
    I've signed and drummed up support 49 signatures now.

    Linda
     
  9. capybara

    capybara Registered User

    Jan 10, 2007
    32
    Well Done Linda!

    We are on 60 now and on page 1 of health issues lets keep it going.:)
     
  10. Linda Mc

    Linda Mc Registered User

    Jul 3, 2005
    1,881
    Nr Mold
    Just struck me that to date 171 have read this post but only 60 names on petition. Of course everyone has there own views and I respect that.

    Linda
     
  11. jenniferpa

    jenniferpa Volunteer Moderator

    Jun 27, 2006
    39,418
    I think that's because we (well I) read Bruce's post and thought "well if it's closed there's no point" Since it is still open, going off to sign. Also, of course. views can be multiples from the same person. Edited to add - No I'm not -they don't want me as I am non-resident, even though I am a citizen.
     
  12. Tender Face

    Tender Face Account Closed

    Mar 14, 2006
    5,379
    NW England
    Agree, Brucie, so ... let's make it happen ......!!!!!:)

    Aside from 'personal contacts', hubby and I are gonna seek permission Monday for 'All Staff emails' around our workplaces to drum up support ..... one thing we've both learnt is that dementia is one of those 'unspokens' - until everyone you speak to seems to have some personal experience or knowledge :confused:

    Well done Capybara for bringing this to the forum!!!!:)

    K, x
     
  13. Libby

    Libby Registered User

    May 20, 2006
    625
    North East
    Its a shocking decision - petition duly signed and forward the link to friends and family

    Libs
     

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