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UK government consultations and inquiries

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We seek BMA members' views to help us influence consultations and inquiries in Westminster and from other organisations. We also seek to influence legislation.

The table below lists current consultations and inquiries. Full details of each consultation can be found in a downloadable PDF. You can also see our submitted consultation responses.

 

Open consultations

This table lists the open consultations which the BMA is considering formally responding to, in date order.

Send any comments you wish to be considered on the below consultations to [email protected]

Please include the following details:

  • Title of consultation
  • Your name
  • BMA membership number
  • Your contact details

Due to the volume of correspondence received, we are unable to acknowledge submissions.

Please also note that our response will be written some time before the deadline of the consultation. Therefore please submit any comments you wish to be considered as early as possible.

Consultation Consulting body Deadline Link
Consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace Government Equalities Office  2 October 2019  Find out more 
Transparency in supply chains Home Office  17 September 2019 Find out more

 

Submitted consultation responses

This table lists the submitted consultation responses, in date order, from the BMA to Parliament including downloadable PDF files for each response:

BMA responses

Consultation Consulting body Date responded Download PDF
Digital-first primary care policy: consultation on patient registration, funding and contracting rules NHS England  6 August 2019  BMA response 
 'The transfer and remission of adult prisoners under the Mental Health Act 1983 good practice guidance 2019' and introduction of 'The transfer and remission of immigration removal centre detainees under the Mental Health Act 1983 good practice guidance 2019'  NHS England 18 July 2019  BMA response
National data strategy Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport 11 July 2019 BMA response
2019-20 National Tariff Payment System
NHS England 21 February 2019  BMA response 
Review of drugs: call for evidence Home Office  5 June 2019  BMA response 
Consultation on draft removal centre rules  Home Office  3 June 2019  BMA response 
Introducing further advertising restrictions on TV and online for products high in fat, sugar and salt Department of Health and Social Care   29 May 2019 BMA response 
Confidentiality clauses: consultation on measures to prevent misuse in situations of workplace harassment or discrimination Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy 24 May 2019  BMA response
Consultation on NICE indicators National Institute for Health and Care Excellence 14 May 2019  BMA response
Consultation on future provision of medical reports in road traffic accident related personal injury claims Ministry of Justice 17 May 2019 BMA response
Consultation on proposed legislative changes NHS England 25 April 2019 BMA response
Hypertension in adults: diagnosis and management NICE 12 April 2019 BMA response
National data guardian for health and social care: a consultation about priorities National Data Guardians 22 March 2019 BMA response
Restricting promotions of food and drink that is high in fat, sugar and salt  Department for Health and Social Care
15 March 2019 BMA response
Consultation on Mental Capacity Act Code of Practice review Ministry of Justice 13 March 2019 BMA response
Consultation on items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: an update and a consultation on further guidance for CCGs  NHS England 8 February 2019 BMA response 
Consultation on ethnicity pay gap reporting Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy  10 January 2019  BMA response 
Consultation on appropriate clinical negligence cover Department of Health and Social Care  27 February 2019 BMA response
Consultation on developing a patient safety strategy for the NHS proposals NHS Improvement 15 February 2019 BMA response
Consultation on credentialing General Medical Council 28 January 2019 BMA response 
Consultation on the NHS pension schemes, additional voluntary contributions and injury benefits (amendment) regulations 2019 Department of Health & Social Care January 2019 BMA response
Consultation on the composition of the shortage occupational list Migration Advisory Committee 4 January 2019 BMA response
Consultation on mandating calorie labelling in the out-of-home sector Department of Health & Social Care 5 December 2018 BMA response
Integrated Care Provider Contract: consultation on the draft NHS England 26 October 2018 BMA response
Sexual health House of Commons Health and Social Care Select Committee September 2018 BMA response
Developing the long-term plan for the NHS Long Term Plan Engagement Team 28 September 2018 BMA response
Digital-first primary care and its implications for general practice payments NHS England 31 August 2018 BMA response
Air quality: clean air strategy 2018 Air Quality and Industrial Emissions Team, Defra 14 August 2018 BMA response
Dame Clare Marx's review of gross negligence manslaughter and culpable homicide General Medical Council (GMC) 10 August 2018 BMA response
Consultation on a new version of the GP curriculum Royal College of General Practitioners 8 August 2018 BMA response
Consultation on proposed amendments to current QOF indicators National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 7 August 2018  BMA response 
Consultation on proposed amendments to current QOF indicators National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 6 August 2018 BMA response
Commission on the Future of the NHS LSE-Lancet Commission 30 July 2018 BMA response
Public consultation on excise duties applied to manufactured tobacco and the possible taxation of novel products  European Commission 26 July 2018 BMA response 
Draft Astana Declaration on Primary Health Care: From Alma-Ata towards Universal Health Coverage and the Sustainable Development Goals World Health Organisation 20 July 2018 BMA response
Have your say on the draft London Food Strategy London Assembly 4 July 2018 BMA response
Youth detention: solitary confinement and restraint enquiry Joint Committee on Human Rights 4 July 2018 BMA response
Standards of proficiency for nursing associates Nursing and Midwifery Council 27 June 2018 BMA response
Supporting primary care services: NHS England's contract with Capita Public Accounts Committee 11 June 2018 BMA response
Antimicrobial resistance enquiry Health and Social Care Select Committee 10 June 2018 BMA response
Personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets Department of Health & Social Care 8 June 2018 BMA response
Amendments to NICE asthma indicators for general practice National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) 21 May 2018 BMA response
Prison healthcare enquiry Health and Social Care Select Committee 21 May 2018 BMA response
Food advertising to children on TV: an open call for evidence Broadcast Committee of Advertising Practice (BCAP) 16 May 2018 BMA response
Immigration detention inquiry Health Affairs Committee 1 May 2018 BMA response
Childhood obesity inquiry Health and Social Care Select Committee 25 April 2018 BMA response
Improving urgent stroke services in Kent and Medway Kent and Medway STP 20 April 2018 BMA response
Data-sharing MoU between NHS Digital and Home Office: call for evidence
 Public Health England
29 March 2018
BMA response
Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships inquiry
House of Commons Select Committee
27 March 2018
BMA response
Facing the Facts, Shaping the Future - a draft health and care workforce strategy for England to 2027   Department of Health 23 March 2018
BMA response
The Lord Darzi Review of Healthy and Care - call for evidence Institute for Public Policy Research 21 March 2018 BMA response
Introducing opt-out consent for organ and tissue donation in England  Department of Health
6 March 2018
BMA response
Conditions for which over the counter items should not routinely be prescribed in primary care: A consultation on guidance for CCGs
 NHS England
19 February 2018
BMA response
Medicines management for people receiving social care in the community: Quality standard
 NICE 19 February 2018
BMA response
Commission of the Future of Surgery
Royal College of Surgeons
16 Feburary 2018
BMA response
Promoting professionalism, reforming regulation  Department of Health  24 January 2018  BMA response
Call for evidence Health Select Committee one off evidence session into alcohol min unit pricing
 Health Select Committee
11 January 2018
 BMA response
Call for evidence MAC students commission August 2017
Migration Advisory Committee
23 January 2018
BMA response
A consultation on proposals to schedule pregabalin and gabapentin under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001  Home Office
16 January 2018
BMA response
Memorandum of understanding on data-sharing inquiry
Health Select Committee
11 January 2018
 BMA response
Updating our expectations of newly qualified doctors in the UK: reviewing the Outcomes for graduates GMC 10 January 2018
BMA response
Open public consultation on the initiative to limit industrial trans fats intakes in the EU European Commission  8 January 2018  BMA response
The regulation of medical associate professions in the UK Department of Health 22 December 2017
BMA response
E-cigarettes inquiry House of Commons Science & Technology Select Committee 7 December 2017 BMA response
Prison Population 2022: planning for the future Justice Select Committee  4 December 2017
BMA response
Brexit: reciprocal healthcare inquiry  Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee  24 November 2017  BMA response
Accountable care models contract: proposed changes to regulations Department of Health 3 November 2017 BMA response 
Consultation on the trade negotiations with the United States Department for International Trade 26 October 2017 BMA response
Consultation on the trade negotiations with Australia Department for International Trade 26 October 2017 BMA response
Consultation on the trade negotiations with New Zealand Department for International Trade 26 October 2017 BMA response
Consultation on the UK potentially seeking accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Department for International Trade 26 October 2017 BMA response
Returning to work after time out for caring  Government Equalities Office 22 October 2017 BMA response
Items which should not routinely be prescribed in primary care  NHS England 19 October 2017 BMA response
Gender Identity Services for Adults NHS England 13 October 2017 BMA response
E-cigarettes: health claims and public health advertisements Committee of Advertising Practice 10 October 2017  BMA response
Facing the Future 3 – Standards for children with on-going health needs Royal College of Paediatrics and Children 22 September 2017 BMA response
JCVI interim statement on extending HPV vaccination to adolescent boys Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)  31 August 2017 BMA response
Supporting information for appraisal and revalidation: guidance for pathologists and their appraisers
 
Royal College of Pathologists
(RcPath)
 18 August 2017 BMA letter to RcPath
Draft supporting information
Electronic balloting for industrial action: Knight review - call for evidence Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy 10 July 2017 BMA response
Consultation on availability of gluten-free foods on prescription in primary care Department of Health
21 June 2017
BMA response
Alcohol structures consultation
HM Treasury
5 June 2017
BMA response
Consultation on expansion of undergraduate medical education – changes to the point of registration
Department of Health
2 June 2017
BMA response
Expansion of Undergraduate Medical Education   Department of Health  25 May 2017
BMA response
Trade Union Act 2016 - Consultation on the Certification Officer’s enforcement powers  Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy   21 May 2017
BMA response
Employment Rights Act 1996 (NHS recruitment - protected disclosure) regulations Department of Health 12 May 2017  BMA response
Access to general practice in England House of Commons, Committee of Public Accounts  27 February 2017 BMA response
Brexit and the labour market Lords Economic Affairs Committee 20 February 2017  BMA written evidence
Improving lives: Work, Health and Disability Green Paper Department of Work and Pensions 15 February 2017 BMA response
Mental health and deaths in prison inquiry
Joint Committee on Human Rights 10 February 2017
BMA response
Inquiry into genomics and genome editing House of Commons Science & Technology Select Committee 27 January 2017
BMA response
Inquiry on immigration
Home Affairs Committee
19 January 2017
BMA response
Action to reduce sales of sugar-sweetened drinks on NHS premises 
NHS England
11 January 2017
BMA response
Reforming the Soft Tissue Injury ('whiplash') Claims Process – A consultation on arrangements concerning personal injury claims in England and Wales Ministry of Justice 6 January 2017 BMA response
The Financial Sustainability of the NHS  Public Accounts Committee  5 January 2017 BMA response
Providing a ‘safe space’ in healthcare safety investigations  Department of Health
 13 December 2016
BMA response
Inquiry on the UK's negotiating objectives for withdrawal from the EU  Committee for Exiting the EU
12 December 2016
BMA response
NHS Improvement consultation on the national tariff NHS Improvement 7 December 2016 BMA response
CQC Accountability Inquiry Health Select Committee 23 November 2016
BMA response
Article 22 of Private Healthcare Market Investigation Order 2014
Competition and Markets Authority
10 November 2016
BMA response
Managing conflicts of interest in the NHS NHS England 31 October 2016
BMA response
Inquiry into Brexit and health and social care Education Committee 28 October 2016
BMA response
Standards for postgraduate curricula and regulated credentials General Medical Council 28 October 2016
BMA response
Brexit and health and social care
Health Committee
27 October 2016
BMA response
Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Merchant Shipping Fees Maritime and Coastguard Agency 26 October 2016 BMA response
13th Programme of Law Reform and Surrogacy proposal Law Commission 25 October 2016 BMA response
Consultation on advertising of electronic cigarettes Committees of Advertising Practice  24 October 2016 BMA response
Higher Education and Research Bill 2016
UK Parliament 18 October 2016 BMA response
Planning for winter pressure in accident and emergency departments inquiry Health Committee  14 October 2016 BMA response
Memorandum on Brexit and acquired rights
EU Justice Subcommittee
13 October 2016
BMA response
Reporting and acting on child abuse and neglect: Government consultation 
HM Government 12 October 2016 BMA response
Drinks Industry Levy H M Treasury 11 October 2016 BMA response
UK's record on children’s rights inquiry Joint Committee on Human Rights 07 October 2016 BMA response
Inquiry into prison reform Justice select committee 30 September 2016 BMA response
Public sector organisations’ mandatory gender pay gap reporting Government equalities office 30 September 2016 BMA response
Self-sufficient local government: 100% - Business Rates Retention Department for communities and local government 23 September 2016 BMA response
Select Committee on the Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS   House of Lords   23 September 2016   BMA response
Public consultation on the safety of apps and other non-embedded software European commission
15 September 2016 BMA response
Proposals for draft EU guidelines on the prudent use of antimicrobials in human medicine ECDC 5 September 2016 BMA comments
National Data Guardian for Health and Care’s Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-Outs Department of Health 2 September 2016
Cover letter
BMA response
Data security review
Draft directive for the protection of whistleblowers European Parliament 1 September 2016  BMA response
Ethical Considerations for Clinical Trials on Medicinal products conducted with Minors    
European commission 31 August 2016 BMA response
National tariff: policy proposals for 2017/18 and 2018/19 NHS Improvement  26 August 2016
BMA comments
Inquiry to adult social care funding
Communities and local government committee
19 August 2016
BMA response
End of life care in infants, children and young people
NICE 12 August 2016
BMA response
Framework for Patient and Public Participation in Primary Care Commissioning and accompanying information for patients and the public NHS England 28 July 2016
BMA response
Survey on non-invasive prenatal testing Nuffield Council on Bioethics 25 July 2016 BMA response
Teaching Excellence Framework - technical consultation for year two - May 2016 Department for Business innovation and skills 18 July 2016
BMA response
Follow-up to PHSO report on unsafe discharge from hospital inquiry UK Parliament 4 July 2016
BMA response
CAP Consultation: food and soft drink advertising to children Committee of Advertising Practice 30 June 2016 BMA response
Consultation on changes to HSCIC Statistics 2016/17 - 2018/19  Health and Social Care Information Centre 24 June 2016 BMA response
Care of dying adults in the last days of life: Topic engagement National Institute for Care and Health Excellence (NICE) 16 June 2016 BMA engagement
Introduction of medical examiners and reforms to death certification in England and Wales: Policy and draft regulations consultation Department of Health  15 June 2016
BMA submission
Tailored Review of Public Health England Public Health England 14 June 2016 BMA response
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