Consultation responses

Consultation response: Personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets: extending legal rights

The Voluntary Voices partnership - comprised of National Voices, Volunteering Matters and NAVCA - have given feedback on the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England's consultation on Personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets: extending legal rights.

 

Consultation responses: Over-the-counter medicines

National Voices has responded to NHS England's consultation on guidance to Clinical Commission Groups on items which are available over-the-counter and they believe should not routinely be prescribed in primary care. This follows National Voices’ published position statement of 21 July 2017; submission to the NHS England consultation titled “Items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care” in October 2017; and published letter to the Chief Executive of NHS England dated 24 November 2017.

Consultation response: 'Items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care'

This submission is in response to the NHS consultation on “Items which should not be routinely prescribed in primary care”. The consultations seeks views on a proposal to restrict primary care professionals (such as GPs) from prescribing 18 specific treatments used for a range of conditions. The consultation also asks for initial thoughts on plans to restrict primary care professionals from prescribing treatments which could otherwise be purchased over the counter without a prescription.

Life Sciences Strategy and implementing the Accelerated Access Review

 

On Friday 17 March 2017, National Voices convened a meeting of patient advocacy groups involved in the development of the Accelerated Access Review, and/or with an interest in its implementation.

At that meeting it was agreed that National Voices would coordinate a joint paper to the Office for Life Sciences  summarising key themes for the implementation of the Accelerated Access Review and the forthcoming Life Sciences Strategy.

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