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Your opinion counts – current consultations

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Your opinion counts – current consultations

The NPA frequently responds to policy consultations on behalf of members.

Department of Health - Amendments to the Human Medicines Regulations 2012: ‘Hub and spoke’ dispensing, prices of medicines on dispensing labels, labelling requirements and pharmacists’ exemption.

This consultation seeks comments and views on a number of proposed changes to the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 and the Medicines Act 1968.

Closing date - 17 May 2016

Department of Health - Putting community pharmacy at the heart of the NHS.

The government wants to better integrate community pharmacy into primary care. The consultation covers a number of proposals for funding cuts and so-called efficiencies.

Closing date - 24 May 2016

Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS) - Public consultation on pharmacy regulation.

Health Minister Simon Hamilton has agreed in principal to split the regulatory and professional leadership functions of the Pharmaceutical Society which could potentially mean a UK-wide regulatory arrangement.

Closing date - 14 June 2016

The General Pharmaceutical Council - GPhC.

The GPhC is asking members of the public and pharmacy professionals to give their views on proposed new standards for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians in Great Britain.

The GPhC’s Consultation on Standards for Pharmacy Professionals asks for feedback on nine core standards that all pharmacy professionals will have to meet, to ensure that patients and the public receive safe and effective care and to uphold public trust and confidence in pharmacy.

Closing date - 27 June 2016

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