Invitation to comment on consultations currently open

8, Mar 2018 UKCPA Updates
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Please find below list of consultations (NICE and other bodies) relevant to pharmacy, which have been assessed by the RPS and UKCPA and are currently inviting comments.

RPS ref 4387 Sedation in under 19s: using sedation for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures: Surveillance consultation NICE is consulting on a proposal not to update the Sedation in under 19s: using sedation for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes ​guideline. They would like to hear views on the proposal. NICE deadline 28/09/2018.

RPS ref 4386 Neonatal infection (early onset): antibiotics for prevention and treatment: Draft scope consultation NICE is looking to update this guidance considering risk factors for infection and clinical indicators of possible infection, antibiotics, and maternal group B streptococcus status to guide the decision on timing of delivery in women with preterm prolonged rupture of membranes should be updated and the guideline should be extended to cover late-onset neonatal infection. NICE deadline 12/10/2018.

RPS ref 4385 Diarrhoea and vomiting caused by gastroenteritis in under 5s: diagnosis and management: Surveillance consultation NICE is consulting on a proposal not to update the Diarrhoea and vomiting caused by gastroenteritis in under 5s: diagnosis and management guideline. They would like to hear views on the proposal. NICE deadline 26/09/2018.

RPS ref 4384 Pneumonia in adults: diagnosis and management: Surveillance consultation NICE is consulting on a proposal not to update the Pneumonia in adults: diagnosis and management guideline. They would like to hear views on the proposal. NICE deadline 26/09/2018.

RPS ref 4383 Intrapartum care for women with existing medical conditions or obstetric complications and their babies: Draft guidance consultation. NICE is consulting on the care of women in labour who are at high risk of adverse outcomes for themselves or their baby because of existing maternal medical conditions because of obstetric complications in the current or previous pregnancy, labour or birth; if the baby is identified during labour to be at risk of adverse outcomes; or they have had no antenatal care. NICE deadline 23/10/2018.

RPS ref 4382 School based interventions: Quality standard consultation. NICE is consulting on the potential quality improvement areas for school-based interventions. It covers interventions in primary and secondary education to promote the health and mental wellbeing of children and young people, including those in alternative provision. It is intended to support the delivery of a whole-school approach, which extends beyond learning and teaching to promoting health and mental wellbeing throughout all aspects of children and young people’s primary and secondary education. NICE deadline 09/10/2018.

RPS ref 4381 Serious eye disorders: Quality standard consultation. NICE is consulting on improved development in the diagnosis and management of serious eye conditions in adults, including cataracts, glaucoma and macular degeneration, as well as preventing sight loss in adults. NICE deadline 08/10/2018.

RPS ref 4380 Child abuse and neglect: Quality standard consultation. NICE is consulting on a quality standard looking into the recognition, assessment and response to abuse and neglect of children and young people under 18, covering physical, emotional and sexual abuse and also neglect. NICE deadline 08/10/2018.

RPS ref 4379 Standards for Online and Remote Providers of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Services. BASHH/FSRH is consulting on the standards for online remote providers of sexual and reproductive healthcare services focussing on safe care; effective care; treating people with kindness, respect and compassion; ensuring provision is responsive; and questions of governance and leadership. There is an emphasis on ensuring systems and processes allow for the provision of high quality care. BASHH/FSRH deadline 02/10/2018.

RPS ref 4377 Consultation: update to Consultant Pharmacist Guidance. The Chief Pharmaceutical Officer offices of all four home nations are seeking views on the draft consultant pharmacist guidance, which can be found following the link: https://www.sps.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Draft-Consultant-Pharmacist-Guidance-for-consultation.pdf . Deadline 30/09/2018.

RPS ref 4375 Have your say on proposed changes to the ABPI Code of Practice. ABPI is consulting on proposed changes to the 2016 ABPI Code​ of Practice for the pharmaceutical industry. Proposed changes include:

  • •Updates to the ABPI Code to better reflect the central role of digital, including online communication
  • •Changes to arrangements for the certification of materials and activities within companies
  • •Updates to reflect regulatory changes, such as the introduction of conditional licences
  • •Updates following changes to codes of conduct and guidance for health professionals

ABPI deadline 10/10/2018.

RPS ref 4373 Ending the sale of energy drinks to children . The Department of Health and Social Care is seeking views on a proposed ban on selling energy drinks and high-caffeine energy drinks to children under 16 years of age. DHSC deadline 21/11/2018.

RPS ref 4370 Consultation on contracting arrangements for Integrated Care Providers (ICPs). NHS England is requesting feedback on how the proposed Integrated Care Providers (ICP) Contract would underpin integration between services, how it differs from existing NHS contracts, and how ICPs fit into the broader commissioning system. NHS England deadline 26/10/2018.

RPS ref 4369 Invitation to share your experience of a Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register – Save Face Ltd. Professional Standards Authority is inviting responses to experiences of Save Face, who are seeking to review their accreditation. Responses should include whether they are complying with the standards of the Professional Standards Authority. Professional Standards Authority deadline 02/10/2018.

RPS ref 4367 Gluten-free foods on NHS prescription. The Department of Health and Social Care is seeking views on proposed changes to what gluten-free foods are available on NHS prescriptions in England. The government is proposing to restrict NHS prescribing to gluten-free bread and mixes only. Department of Health & Social Care deadline 01/10/2018.

RPS ref 4364 Proposed changes to specialised severe intestinal failure services for adults. NHS England is consulting on proposed changes to the specialised severe intestinal failure services for adults. They have reviewed the clinical model and are proposing two types of centre supporting people living with severe intestinal failure. The survey is open for clinicians and service managers as well as patients and carers. NHS England deadline 29/10/2018.

RPS ref 4363 Developing the long term plan for the NHS. NHS England is looking for responses to questions on what are the core values that should underpin the long term plan for the NHS, breaking down into three sections: life stage programmes, clinical priorities and enablers of improvement. NHS England deadline 30/09/2018.

RPS ref 4362 Safeguarding adults in care homes: Draft scope consultation. NICE is developing a guideline on safeguarding adults in care homes, looking at the six principles that underpin the safeguarding framework and putting wellbeing at the heart of all care and support. The guideline will be for all health and social care practitioners working in care homes, care home providers and staff, commissioners of residential adult care and adults living in care homes and their associates. NICE deadline 26/09/2018.

RPS ref 4354 REF 2021 consultation on the draft guidance and criteria.  REF is calling for responses on key aspects of the draft guidance on submissions and panel criteria in the detailed proposal requirements to REF 2021. Research Excellence Framework 2021 deadline 15/10/2018.

RPS ref 4353 Shaping the Future.  The RCGP are asking for thoughts on a Future Vision for General Practice.  RCGP deadline 01/11/2018.

RPS ref 4326 Evidence-Based Interventions programme. NHS England has formed a new national collaboration with the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, NICE, NHS Clinical Commissioners and NHS Improvement’ GIRFT programme to develop an Evidence Based Interventions Programme. This programme is counterpart to the items that should not be routinely prescribed in primary care programme.  NHS England are consulting on the design principles of the programme, the interventions they should target initially and proposed clinical criteria, the activity goals they should set and delivery actions, including proposed new terms in the NHS Standard Contract.  NHS England deadline 28/09/2018. 

Should you wish to comment on any of the above, please send your response at least 1 WEEK prior the deadline date given above to Sarah Carter (general.secretary@ukcpa.com). This will ensure that all responses can be collated, endorsed by the RPS where appropriate, and submitted to the relevant consulting body by their deadline.