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Current Consultations Which Involve Community Pharmacy

Friday, January 5, 2018

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There are a number of live consultations on some key subjects for community pharmacy. We will be submitting responses to all of these and full details will be available on our Consultation page(?) when these are complete.

More information can about the current consultations are listed below but if you have any questions or feedback, please contact Amanda in our Policy Team.

Department of Health Consultation on Promoting Professionalism, Reforming Regulation


This consultation seeks views on the reforms needed to help maximise public protection while supporting workforce development. The proposals aim to design a flexible model of professional regulation that secures public trust, fosters professionalism and improves clinical practice, while also being adaptable to future developments in healthcare. This consultation takes forward the Government's commitment to legislate to reform and rationalise the current system of regulation of healthcare professions.

The responses to this consultation will allow the government to consider future options for the development of regulation of healthcare professionals in the UK.


Health and Sports Committee Consultation on the Impact of Leaving the European Union on Health and Social Care in Scotland


The Health and Sports Committee are asking for views from all healthcare professionals on the impact of leaving the EU on health and social care in Scotland. The Committee will consider what the NHS and social care in Scotland could look like post-Brexit with a focus on how potential risks could be mitigated and opportunities could be realised.


Pregabalin and gabapentin: proposal to schedule under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001


This consultation seeks views on options whether, and how, to schedule pregabalin and gabapentin under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 following the recommendation by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) that these 2 drugs should be controlled as Class C drugs under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 (‘the 1971 Act’) and placed in Schedule 3 to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001.


NHS England. Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: A consultation on guidance for CCGs


NHS England is launching a public consultation on reducing prescribing of over-the-counter medicines for 33 minor, short-term health concerns. Please note, the detail in this consultation is not applicable in Scotland, however Scottish Pharmacists and organisations can respond.