2011 CONSULTATION RESPONSES

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society responded to the following consultations in 2011.

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

February 2011

Review of Medicines Act 1968: Informal consultation on issues relating to the PLR regime and homeopathy | MHRA

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

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Consultation on the draft guidance on the Single Use Carrier Bag Charge (Wales) Regulations 2010 | Welsh Assembly Government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

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

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

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

July 2011

Review of Clinical Guideline (CG76) – Medicines Adherence | National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

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

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

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

November 2011

Integration of Care | RCGP

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