2017 consultation responses

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society responded to the following consultations in 2017.

January 2017

New National Health and Social Care Standards | Scottish Government

Degree Apprenticeship and Professional Bodies | Association of Graduate Recruiters

February 2017

RPS Response To Supervising Pharmacist Independent Prescribers | GPhC

Inquiry Into Primary Care | National Assembly for Wales

Public Consultation On New Expectations For Adult Male Prison | NHS England

Our Next Phase of Regulation: A More Targeted, Responsive and Collaborative Approach | Care Quality Commission Consultation

Preventative Agenda Inquiry | Scottish Parliament Health & Sport Committee

Healthcare in Prisons Inquiry | Scottish Parliament Health & Sport Committee

Consultation On The Initial Education and Training Standards For Pharmacy Technicians | General Pharmaceutical Council

Integrating Health and Social Care Inquiry | Public Accounts Committee

Multi-Morbidity - Draft Quality Standard | NICE

March 2017

Infection Prevention Care Bundles: High-Impact Interventions draft for consultation | Infection Protection Society England

Draft national dementia strategy | Welsh Government

April 2017

Discussion Document - National Health and Social Care Workforce Plan | Scottish Government

Healthcare Needs in Schools | Scottish Government

Use of anti-psychotic medication in care homes | National Assembly for Wales

Consultation on religion, personal values and beliefs in pharmacy practice | General Pharmaceutical Council

Proposal to make Dovonex Psoriasis Ointment available from Pharmacies | MHRA

Proposal to make Maloff Protect 250mg/100mg film-coated tablets available from Pharmacies | MHRA

Sepsis: Quality Standard consultation | NICE

Proposal to make Sildenafil 50mg film-coated tablets available from Pharmacies | MHRA

May 2017

Allowing schools to hold spare adrenaline auto-injectors | Department of Health

Physical health of people in prison: Quality standard consultation | NICE

Parliamentary Review into Health and Social Care in Wales: call for evidence | Welsh Government

Genomics for precision medicine strategy | Welsh Government

Consultation on labelling and packaging of medicines - Opportunity to help prevent errors | MHRA

The future of the mental health workforce  | NHS Confedaration

June 2017

Availability of gluten-free foods on NHS prescription | Department of Health

Cataracts in adults: management: Draft guidance consultation | NICE

July 2017

Post-implementation Review of the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 (MLX 391) | MHRA

Technology and Innovation in the NHS | Scottish Parliament Health & Sport Committee

Technology and Innovation in the NHS | Scottish Parliament Health & Sport Committee (Joint response through Primary Care Clinical Professions Group)

Consultation on revalidation for pharmacy professionals | GPhC

Draft Budget 2018-19 | Scottish Parliament Health & Sport Committee

August 2017

Clinical Governance in the NHS in Scotland | Scottish Parliament Health & Sport Committee 

Our next phase of regulation: consultation | CQC

Flu vaccination: increasing uptake: Draft guidance consultation | NICE

Proposal to make Arthriex 750mg and 1500mg film-coated tablets available from Pharmacies | NICE

Managing common infections: guidance for primary care | PHE | 21/08/2017

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine Board of Trustees’ recommendation to admit non-medically qualified individuals as members | Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine | 31/08/2017

September 2017

FPH Workforce Strategy& Standards Document 2017 Draft for Consultation | Faculty of Public Health Of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom

Nurse proficiency and education framework (CQ1) | NMC

Prescribing and NMC standards for medicines management (CQ2) | NMC

House of Lords Science and Technology Committee Inquiry into Life Sciences and the Industrial Strategy | House of Lords

October 2017

Parkinson’s disease quality standard | NICE

Guidance to ensure a safe and effective pharmacy team | GPhC

Items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care: A Consultation on guidance for CCGs | NHS England

Brexit – medicines, medical devices and substances of human origin | House of Commons Health Select Committee

Call for evidence: EEA workers in the UK labour market | Migration Advisory Committee | Migration Advisory Committee

November 2017

Smoking cessation interventions and services: draft guideline consultation | NICE

Lyme disease: Draft guidance consultation | NICE


December 2017

Prevention Agenda Inquiry - Type 2 Diabetes | Scottish Parliament Health & Sport Committee