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RPS ref 4290 Urinary tract infections (lower) : antimicrobial prescribing: Draft guidance consultation.  This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for lower urinary tract infection (cystitis), which is an infection of the bladder. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. There is also a 3-page visual summary of the recommendations, including tables to support prescribing decisions.  NICE deadline 05/06/2018.

RPS ref 4289 Recurrent urinary tract infections: antimicrobial prescribing: Draft guidance consultation. This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for recurrent urinary tract infections. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. There is also a 2-page visual summary of the recommendations, including tables to support prescribing decisions.  NICE deadline 05/06/2018.

RPS ref 4288 Pyelonephritis (acute): antimicrobial prescribing: Draft guidance consultation. This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute pyelonephritis (upper urinary tract infection). It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. There is also a 3-page visual summary of the recommendations, including tables to support prescribing decisions.  NICE deadline 05/06/2018.

RPS ref 4287 Prostatitis (acute): antimicrobial prescribing: Draft guidance consultation. This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for acute prostatitis. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. There is also a 2-page visual summary of the recommendations, including tables to support prescribing decisions.  NICE deadline 05/06/2018.

RPS ref 4286 Catheter associated urinary tract infections: antimicrobial prescribing: Draft guidance consultation. This guideline sets out an antimicrobial prescribing strategy for catheter associated urinary tract infection. It aims to optimise antibiotic use and reduce antibiotic resistance. There is also a 3-page visual summary of the recommendations, including tables to support prescribing decisions.  NICE deadline 05/06/2018.

RPS ref 4285 Online Consultations – GP and practice team engagement. NHS England is seeking views from GPs and practice teams on using online consultations within their practice, in particular, to help CCGs, STPs and NHS England understand what support they might need to provide online consultations.  NHS England deadline 15/06/2018.

RPS ref 4284 Online Consultations. NHS England are seeking views on online consultations as an alternative way to have a consultation from GPs. Online consultations are a way for patients to contact their GP practice without having to wait on the phone or take time out to come into the practice.  NHS England deadline 15/06/2018.

RPS ref 4283 Air pollution: outdoor air quality and health: Topic engagement. This quality standard will cover road-traffic-related air pollution and its links to ill health. The topic overview describes core elements of the quality standard. These include the population and topic to be covered, key source guidance to be used to underpin potential quality statements, any related quality standards, published current practice information and national or routine indicators and performance measures.  NICE deadline 29/05/2018.

RPS ref 4282 Faecal incontinence in adults: management: Surveillance consultation.NICE would like to hear your views on the proposal to not update the guideline on guideline on faecal incontinence.  NICE deadline 16/05/2018.

RPS ref 4281 Borderline personality disorder: recognition and management: Surveillance consultation.  NICE would like to hear your views on the proposal to not update the guideline on Borderline personality disorder: recognition and management.  NICE deadline 14/05/2018.

RPS ref 4280 Antisocial personality disorder: prevention and management: Surveillance consultation.  NICE would like to hear your views on the proposal to not update the guideline on Antisocial personality disorder: prevention and management.  NICE deadline 14/05/2018.

RPS ref 4277 Asthma (update): Quality standard consultation. This quality standard covers diagnosing, monitoring and managing asthma in children, young people and adults. It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement. It will update the existing quality standard on asthma. NICE deadline 29/05/2018.

RPS ref 4276 Rehabilitation in people with severe and enduring mental illness: Draft scope consultation. NHS England has asked NICE to develop a new clinical guideline on rehabilitation in adults with severe and enduring mental illness. The guideline will cover Adults (aged 18 years and older) with complex psychosis. NICE deadline 15/05/2018.

RPS ref 4273 Emergency and acute medical care in over 16s: Quality standard consultation. This quality standard covers the organisation and delivery of emergency and acute medical care in the community and in hospital. It covers adults (16 and over) who seek, or are referred for, emergency NHS care for a suspected or confirmed acute medical emergency. NICE deadline 14/05/2018.

RPS ref 4270 Review into NHS overseas visitor charges: call for submissions. The government is reviewing the impact of changes to regulations on recovering the cost of health treatments provided to overseas visitors. Individuals or organisations with any information or experiences relevant to the review are asked to contact alexander.sinclair@dh.gsi.gov.uk (0113 254 5760).   Department of Health and Social Care deadline 01/06/2018.

RPS Ref 4269 Personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets: extending legal rights.  The government is consulting on:

  • extending the right to have a personal health budget to specific groups of people
  • extending the right to have an integrated personal budget to specific groups of people
  • whether individuals would welcome the opportunity to incorporate additional funding streams into integrated personal budgets. 

Department of Health and Social Care deadline 08/06/2018.

RPS Ref 4267 Renal replacement therapy: Draft guidance consultation.  This guideline covers renal replacement therapy and conservative management for people with chronic kidney disease stages 4 and 5. It aims to improve quality of life by making recommendations on planning, starting and switching treatments, and coordinating care. NICE deadline 21/05/2018.

RPS Ref 4266 Consultation on the update to Developing NICE guidelines: the manual.  NICE has launched a public consultation on the update of ‘Developing NICE guidelines: the manual’ and want to hear your views and receive feedback on these proposals. NICE deadline 25/06/2018.

RPS ref 4265 Consultation on changes to NHS Digital Prescribing and Medicines statistical outputs.  NHS Digital are proposing a series of changes to their existing Prescribing and Medicines data and statistical outputs. The consultation seek views on the set of changes NHS Digital hope to make in the near future and also to inform users of some medium to longer term plans for further improvements. NHS Digital deadline 18/05/2018.

RPS ref 4257 The future of NHS patient safety investigation. Invite to share views on how and when the healthcare system should investigate and respond to Serious Incidents. This will inform the review of the Serious Incident framework in order to provide national guidance on the systems, processes and behaviours providers, commissioners and oversight bodies are expected to adopt to ensure we respond appropriately when things go wrong. NHS Improvement deadline 12/06/2018.

RPS ref 4256 Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework: Subject-level.  Seeking your views on the proposed design of the subject-level Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework (TEF). The TEF aims to recognise and reward excellence in teaching, learning and student outcomes in higher education providers in the UK.  Department for Education deadline 21/05/2018.

RPS ref 4255 Consultation on education and training standards for pharmacist independent prescribers.  The consultation asks for feedback on the new standards for the education and training of pharmacist independent prescribers which will help to make sure that pharmacist independent prescribers have the necessary knowledge, attitudes and behaviours to provide safe and effective care to the people using their services. We are keen to hear the views of individual pharmacists on our proposals.  GPhC deadline 06/06/2018.

RPS ref 4232 Cost effectiveness methodology for vaccination programmes.  The Department of Health and Social Care are consulting on the recommendations in the Cost-Effectiveness Methodology for Vaccination Programmes & Procurement (CEMIPP) report. It is a complex and technical report. This consultation is primarily aimed at specialists with an interest in health economics although responses from other interested parties are welcome. Department of Health and Social Care deadline 21/05/2018.

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.