Completed consultations we have responded to in 2011

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Name of consultation   Originator  

December 2011


Proposals to introduce independent prescribing by podiatrists  

Department of Health

Proposals to introduce independent prescribing by physiotherapists  

Department of Health

Inquiry into Residential Care for Older People  

Welsh Government

Proposals for legislation on organ and tissue donation: A Welsh Government White Paper  

Health and Social Care Committee, National Assembly for Wales

New draft guidance from the GPhC on consent, confidentiality, raising concerns and maintaining professional boundaries   General Pharmaceutical Council

November 2011


Integration of Care   RCGP  
October 2011  


Proposed consolidation of the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001, including amendments to specific provisions, and proposals relating to the government’s response to remaining shipman inquiry recommendations   Home Office  
Inquiry into Stroke Risk Reduction   National Assembly for Wales: Health and Social Care Committee  
Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 – Consultation on Certification of Incapacity for Medical Treatment under Part 5 Section 47   The Scottish Government  
Proposed amendment to the Code of Practice for the Pharmaceutical Industry   Prescriptions Medicines Code of Practice Authority  

September 2011


ARM 79 Grisol 1% Spray Solution   MHRA  
Detect Cancer Early Initiative   Scottish Government  
Green Paper - Modernising the Professional Qualifications Directive   European Commission  
Higher Education - Students at the Heart of the System   Department for Business, Innovation and Skills  
Informal Consultation on Amended Veterinary Medicines Guidance Notes   Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD)  
Arm 77 Parient Pharmacy 10mg gastro-resistant tablet   MHRA  

August 2011


A review of the procurement of seasonal flu vaccine   Department of Health  
National Workforce Development Plan for Public health Wales   Public Health Wales  
The 'Detect Cancer Early' initiative  

Scottish Government


July 2011


Review of Clinical Guideline (CG76) – Medicines Adherence  

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence


June 2011


Professional Qualifications Directive   House of Lords, European Union Social Policies and Consumer Protection Sub Committee  
UK Influenza Pandemic Preparedness Strategy   Department of Health  

May 2011


Good practice in prescribing and managing medicines and devices RPS response to the consultation   GMC
Consultation on the draft 2011 2012 fees rules for the General Pharmaceutical Council   General Pharmaceutical Council
Revision of the 'clinical trials directive' 2001/20/EC - Concept Paper   MHRA  

April 2011


Draft tobacco control action plan for Wales   Welsh Assembly Government
Reflection paper on the necessity of initiatives to stimulate the conduct of clinical studies with herbal medicinal products in the paediatric population   European Medicines Agency  
Arm 74 Crampex Tablets - request to reclassify a product form P to GSL   MHRA  
Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Our strategy for public health in England   Department of Health  
Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Consultation on the funding and commissioning routes for public health   Department of Health  
Healthy Lives, Healthy People: Transparency on outcomes, proposals for a public health outcomes framework   Department of Health  

March 2011


Liberating the NHS: Developing the healthcare workforce   Department of Health  
Consultation on the draft guidance on the Single Use Carrier Bag Charge (Wales) Regulations 2010   Welsh Assembly Government  
Recognition of Pharmacists qualifications awarded in the European economic area and Switzerland: removing the “3 year rule” from new pharmacies   Department of Health  
Liberating the NHS: Developing the healthcare workforce   Department of Health  
Consultation on amendments to the initial registration requirements for pharmacy technicians   General Pharmaceutical Council  
ARM 73 Ibusol Lotion   MHRA  
Modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive   European Commission  
A new value-based approach to the pricing of branded medicines   Department of Health  
WHO/FIP joint statement on the role of the pharmacist in tuberculosis care and control   FIP (International Pharmaceutical Federation)  
NPSA: Draft patient information booklet   National Patient Safety Agency  
February 2011  


Review of Medicines Act 1968: Informal consultation on issues relating to the PLR regime and homeopathy   MHRA  
Liberating the NHS: Transparency in outcomes: A framework for adult social care: RPS response to the consultation   Department of Health  
Principles for accreditation of pharmacy courses leading to registration and annotation in Great Britain   General Pharmaceutical Council  
Standards for the education and training of pharmacists   General Pharmaceutical Council  
GPhC Consultation on the draft CPD Framework and Rules   General Pharmaceutical Council  

January 2011
Arm 72– Request to Reclassify Bazuka Extra Strength Treatment Gel 26% from P to GSL   MHRA  
UKBA consultation on The Student Immigration System   The Home Office  
Consultation on proposals for post-registration qualification   Health Professions Council  
Empowering patients for the safer use of insulin   National Patient Safety Agency  
Cancer Drugs Fund Consultation   Department of Health  
Amendments to the range of medicines which can be sold, supplied or administered by Podiatrists   MHRA  
New professions eligibility for accessing the NHS Bursary Scheme: Opportunity to comment on the new mechanism. (RPS endorsed response by Guild of Healthcare Pharmacists)   North West NHS  
The NHS Constitution; the introduction of new expectations and commitments around whistleblowing   Department of Health