The Society frequently responds to consultations issued by a range of organisations including Government Departments, regulatory bodies and other healthcare and professional bodies.
Organisations running consultations seek views and feedback on proposals to change policy, draft guidance, standards documents and other call for evidence.
We respond on behalf of the membership to ensure that pharmacy has a clear, strong voice in all discussions which affect healthcare and pharmacy. Our aim is to ensure that the views of members and experts within the profession are reflected in our responses to consultations, therefore we work in partnership with expert groups to provide a coordinated response to consultations where appropriate.
Completed consultation responses
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- Completed consultations we have responded to in 2010 »
Members who have any questions about consultations can contact our support team.
National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
All healthcare professionals in England are required to comply with guidance and quality standards from the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). The RPS is registered as a stakeholder for the development of all NICE guidance, quality standards and technology appraisals. We work with a wide range of specialist partnership groups to ensure that the profession’s views and expertise influence and inform the development of NICE guidance and quality standards. A list of current NICE consultations is available on the NICE website and we encourage members with relevant expertise in the topics under review to get involved by contacting us on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network
The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) develops evidence based clinical practice guidelines for the National Health Service (NHS) in Scotland.