Responding to Consultations


We frequently respond 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Organisations running consultations seek views and feedback on proposals to change policy, draft guidance, standards documents and other call for evidence.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.

If you would like to provide your input to consultations we are responding to, please email [email protected]

Open consultations 

Hyperparathyroidism (primary): diagnosis, assessment and initial management | NICE | 16/01/2019

Prostate cancer: diagnosis and management (update) - Draft guidance consultation | NICE | 16/01/2019

Transient loss of consciousness ('blackouts') in over 16s | NICE | 16/01/2019

Infant, children and young people's experience of healthcare - Draft scope consultation | NICE | 18/01/2019

Access to medicines in the community - palliative and end of life care survey for health and social care workers | NHS England | 18/01/2019 

FSRH Guideline: Overweight, Obesity and Contraception | FSRH | 21/01/2019

Crohn's Disease Management (update) - Addendum consultation | NICE | 22/01/2019

Ulcerative Colitis (update) - Addendum consultation | NICE | 22/01/2019

Intrapartum care for healthy women and babies - surveillance consultation | NICE | 22/01/2019

Obsessive-compulsive disorder and body dysmorphic disorder: treatment - surveillance consultation | NICE | 22/01/2019

Developing and updating local formularies - surveillance consultation | NICE | 23/01/2019

Ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage: diagnosis and initial management (Update) | NICE | 24/01/2019

Physical activity: encouraging activity in the general population | NICE | 01/02/2019

Epilepsies in adults: diagnosis and management update - draft scope consultation | NICE | 05/02/2019

Epilepsies in children: diagnosis and management - draft scope consultation | NICE | 05/02/2019

Children and young people with disabilities & severe complex needs: integrated health & social care support & service guidance - draft scope consultation | NICE | 05/02/2019

Consultation on an update of the principles that guide the development of NICE guidance and standards | NICE | 11/02/2019

Looked-after children and young people - draft scope consultation | NICE | 11/02/2019

Foundation Programme Curriculum Review 2020 | Academy of Medical Royal Colleges | 14/02/2019

Developing a patient safety strategy for the NHS | NHS Improvement | 15/02/2019

Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: an update and a consultation on further guidance for CCGs | NHS England | 28/02/2019

Appropriate clinical negligence cover | DHSC | 28/02/2019

Health institution exemption for IVDR/MDR | MHRA | 31/03/2019

Consultation on the initial education and training standards for pharmacists | GPhC | 03/04/2019

Restricting promotions of food and drink that is high in fat, sugar and salt | DHSC | 06/04/2019