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Organisations running consultations seek views and feedback on proposals to change policy, draft guidance, standards documents and other call for evidence.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

Chest pain of recent onset: assessment and diagnosis - surveillance consultation | NICE | 17/07/2019

Thyroid disease: assessment and management | NICE | 17/07/2019

Decision-making and mental capacity - topic engagement | NICE | 19/07/2019

Renal stones - topic engagement | NICE | 19/07/2019

Opt-out organ donation: organs and tissues excluded from the new system | DHSC | 22/07/2019

Changes to our guidance for how doctors use patient feedback – have your say - Version for patients, carers and members of the public | GMC | 23/07/2019

Changing how doctors collect and reflect on patient feedback for revalidation - Version for doctors and those who have knowledge of our revalidation requirements | GMC | 23/07/2019

Leg ulcer infection: antimicrobial prescribing | NICE | 23/07/2019

GPhC launches survey about education and training of pharmacy support staff | GPhC | 24/07/2019

Heavy menstrual bleeding (QS update) | NICE | 31/07/2019

Consultation on the application of Analytical Quality by Design (AQbD) principles to pharmacopoeial standards for medicines | MHRA | 31/07/2019

Health and Social Care (Quality and Engagement) (Wales) Bill | National Assembly for Wales | 02/08/2019

Children's Cancer Services | NHS England | 05/08/2019

Teenager and Young Adults Cancer Services | NHS England | 05/08/2019

Vaccine uptake in the general population - draft scope consultation | NICE | 05/08/2019

Substance misuse delivery plan 2019 to 2022 | Welsh Government | 09/08/2019

Diverticular disease: diagnosis and management | NICE | 09/08/2019

Indoor air quality at home | NICE | 09/08/2019

Falls and Fracture Prevention Strategy for Scotland, 2019-2024 | Scottish Government | 12/08/2019

Digital-first Primary Care: Policy consultation on patient registration, funding and contracting rules | NHS England and NHS Improvement | 23/08/2019

Lung cancer (update) | NICE | 23/08/2019

Adding folic acid to flour | DHSC, Welsh Government, Scottish Government & Department of Health (Northern Ireland) | 09/09/2019

Consultation on the data and analytics statement of intent | NICE | 13/09/2019

Welsh Government Draft Budget Proposals 2020-21 | National Assembly for Wales | 25/09/2019

How should we engage and involve patients and the public in our work | MHRA | 07/10/2019