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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

Consultation Responses

The Royal College of Psychiatrists provides responses to consultations on certain issues that may impact upon psychiatrists, service users, carers and the mental health world more broadly. The following consultations are a selection of those submitted by the College. If you have any queries about consultations, please contact Helen Phillips

The following consultation responses are from

Jan 2014 - Current


Consultations Title Dept/Organisation Response  

December 2014

Draft revised statutory guidance to implement the strategy for adults with autism in England


NHS Health Check programme: priorities for research


November 2014

Reviewing how we deal with concerns about doctors - A public consultation on changes to our sanctions guidance and on the role of apologies and warnings.


Department of Health



Public Health England




General Medical Council


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October 2014

Proposed amendments to the social responsibility provisions in the licence conditions and codes of practice Gambling Commission View Response  
The Proposals to include schedules 2 and 3 controlled drugs with the scope of the Electronic Prescription Service Department of Health

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September 2014

Drug misuse and dependence: UK guidelines on clinical management Public Health England View Response  
 Mental Health Act code of practice Department of Health View Response  

August 2014

 Interim guidance: Implementing patients’ right to choose any clinically appropriate provider of mental health services NHS England View Response  
Protecting health and care information Department of Health View Response  

July 2014

Unfitness to plead Law Commission View Response  
Management of domestic violence prosecutions Crown Prosecution Service View Response  
June 2014      
Consultation on how we regulate, inspect and rate services CQC View Response  
Review of the operation of Sections 135 and 136 of the Mental Health Act Department of Health and Home Office View Response  

May 2014

Specialised maternity insert for service specifications   NHS England View Response  
Inquiry into Policing and Mental Health Home Affairs Select Committee View Response  
Improving dental care and oral health NHS England View Response  
 Specific amendments to the Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Code of Practice: 0-25 Years Department for Education View Response  
April 2014      
Statutory duty of candour for health and adult social care providers Department of Health View Response  
Introducing Fundamental Standards: Consultation on proposals to change CQC registration regulations Department of Health View Response  
March 2014      
Call for evidence on Disabled Children and Young People's Rights Office of the Children's Commissioner View Response  
Call for evidence : Complaints and raising concerns Health Select Committee View Response  
Court Orders Relating to Family Law Department for Education View Response  
Call for evidence: Violence against women and girls Joint Committee for Human Rights View Response  

February 2014

Public health curriculum review Faculty of Public Health View Response  
 Minimisation and alternatives to the use of restrictive practices in health and adult social care and special schools  Royal College of Nursing  View Response  
Proposals for amendments to the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 to allow wider access to naloxone for use in emergencies Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency View Response  
New offence of ill-treatment or wilful neglect in health and social care Department of Health View Response  
January 2014      
Research and Development Strategy NHS England View Response  
CRG Stakeholder testing: Tier 4 Severe Personality Disorder Services (adults)  NHS England View Response  

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