We have talked before about the role of cash incentives in getting people engaged with their Health Service. So when we saw this on the BBC News site, we wondered who else was using this or other cash-type rewards? It opens the intriguing concept of cash-based competition between public bodies – many now with statutory duties to consult – to access the views of us fish in the pool of public opinion. Whoever has the biggest feeding bucket with the most fish food gets the most opinions? See the story below:
Vouchers offered for NHS opinions
Residents in east London are being offered vouchers by the NHS as incentive to get involved in improving their health service.
NHS Waltham Forest said it would give vouchers worth £25 to the first 500 people who turn up to the public event to discuss local healthcare.
Residents who attend the event at Walthamstow Town Hall can redeem the vouchers at local shops.
The NHS insisted spending £12,500 as an incentive was “good value for money”.