Consultation Responses

CPS response to the Department of Health’s consultation on rebalancing medicines legislation

Our Board of Directors have just signed off the official CPS response to the Department of Health’s consultation on rebalancing medicines legislation. In plain English, this means that we are supporting the move towards the GPhC having more power to set standards and rules instead of having them all laid out in the law.

GPhC Consultation: Education and Training standards for Pharmacist Independent Prescribers

The GPhC are consulting on their proposed changes to (and standards for) Independent Prescriber education and training. See what we had to say in our Consultation Response!

Legislative Consent Memorandum – Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill

Community Pharmacy Scotland response to Health and Sport Committee of the Scottish Parliament call for views on Legislative Consent Memorandum – Health Service Medical Supplies (Costs) Bill

Mental Health in Scotland - A 10 year vision

Community Pharmacy Scotland responds to the consultation on the Scottish Government's plans for Mental Health provision over the next decade

Human Medicine Regulations 2012

Community Pharmacy Scotland responds to the consultation on the amendment to the Human Medicine Reglations 2012 otherwise known as 'Spoke and Hub'.

Statutory Scheme Consultation

A recent consultation response on behalf of members on the UK wide Statutory Scheme for medicine pricing.

National Care Standards Consultation

Community Pharmacy Scotland response to the call for views on the overarching principles that will form the basis of national care standards. These standards will apply to all health and social care settings across Scotland.

Health and Sport Committee Submissions

Community Pharmacy Scotland have recently replied to calls for evidence from the Health and Sport Committee at Holyrood on two subjects: We need to talk about Palliative Care and the Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care)(Scotland) Bill. On the latter consultation CPS have been asked to give oral evidence on Tuesday 8th September 2015 to the committee.

We have responded to two further consultations from the Health and Sport Committee July 2017: Technology and Innovation in the NHS and the Draft Budget 2018-2019

Public Health Review Engagement Response

CPS have responded to a call for stakeholders to submit views to the Public Health Review announced by Scottish Ministers in November 2014. The review is chaired by Dr Hamish Wilson and looks for stakeholder views on the key challenges and potential opportunities for public health. The response was submitted by the deadline of 12th March 2015 and can be viewed here.

GPHC Revised Threshold Criteria Consultation

We have responded to the General Pharmaceutical Council call for views on Revised Threshold Criteria Consultation

NHS England Items Which Should Not Be Routinely Prescribed

We have responded to NHS England's call for views on Items Which Should Not Be Routinely Prescribed: A Consultation on Guidance for CCG's

The Home Office Consultation to reschedule Gabapentin and Pregabalin 

The Home Office are currently carrying out a public consultation on how best to reschedule Gabapentin and Pregabalin under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001, as a result of increasing safety concerns and deaths where these two drugs have been implicated. Their current preferred option is to reschedule to Schedule 3 with Safe Custody requirements. Whilst we agree something must be done, we are of the strong view that, given the volume of dispensing, it would not be feasible to keep these items in CD cabinets in community pharmacy. Additional cabinets would almost certainly have to be purchased, and we are aware of a number of premises where the space for installing any further safes is simply not available.

We have responded to the consultation to reschedule Gabapentin and Pregabalin, and would encourage our members to get involved as well – often the number of responses which contain the same message is an important factor when responses are being analysed.

Impact of leaving the European Union on Health and Social Care in Scotland (January 2018)

We have responded to the Health and Sport Committee's call for evidence on the Impact of Leaving the European Union on Health and Social Care in Scotland (January 2018).

NHS England's Consultation - Conditions for which over the counter items should not be routinely prescribed in primary care.

We have responded to NHS England's Consultation on Conditions for which over the counter items should not be routinely prescribed in primary care.

Ending Period Poverty Consultation

We have responded to the Ending Period Poverty Consultation - A proposal for a Bill to ensure free access to sanitary products, including schools, colleges and universities.