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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 January 2015 to the present.

Consultation Title Organisation Link to Response  
January 2015      

Openness and honesty when things go wrong: the professional duty of candour

General Medical Council/Nursing and Midwifery Council View Response  

Confidentiality guidance: your views - For doctors and organisations that work for or represent doctors

General Medical Council View Response  

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Triennial Review – Call for Evidence

Department of Health View Response  
Data sharing for healthcare professionals: guidance leaflet Department of Health View Response  
February 2015      
Recommendation on screening for depression in adults UK National Screening Committee View Response  
Consultation on updates to the Risk Assessment Framework Monitor View Response  
March 2015      
Improving the delivery, safety and regulation of Cosmetic Surgery Royal College of Surgeons View Response  
NHS Bodies and Local Authorities Partnership Arrangements (Amendment) Regulations 2015 Department of Health View Response  
Updating the NHS Constitution Department of Health View Response  

Improving patient safety and openness: The role of the NHS Litigation Authority in incentivising the duty of candour

Department of Health View Response  
April 2015      
National partnership protocol for the prevention and management of crime in mental health settings NHS Protect View Response  
Investing in specialised commissioning NHS England View Response  
May 2015  
Reforming our fitness to practise investigation and adjudication processes: a public consultation on changes to our rules General Medical Council View Response  
June 2015      
No voice unheard, no right ignored – a consultation for people with learning disabilities, autism and mental health conditions Department of Health View Response  
Consultation on the implementation of the recommendations, principles and actions set out in the Report of the Freedom To Speak Up Review Department of Health View Response  
July 2015      
Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People in England Health and Social Care Information Centre View Response  

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