Health policy consultations

Our response to a wide range of health policy consultations ensures that the College's position, and ultimately children's health, is represented.

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We want to hear from you. Members can get involved in current consultations by contacting the health policy team on health.policy@rcpch.ac.uk.

Recent consultation responses

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

October 2016

  • RCPCH consultation response to reporting and acting on child abuse and neglect
    View our response  (PDF, 1.78MB)
  • RCPCH consultation response to the proposed soft drinks industry levy
    View our response  (PDF, 954KB)

August 2016

  • Priorities for the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee - View our repopnse (PDF, 147KB)

March 2016 

  • RCPCH consultation response to the proposed revisions to CRGs in specialised commissioning
    View our response  (PDF, 317KB)
     
  • RCPCH consultation response to the Specialised Services Commission on the future for NHS specialised care
    View our response  (PDF, 196KB)
  • Children’s Mental Health Commission Call for Evidence  - View our response (PDF, 268KB)
     
  • Department of Health - Making a fair contribution: A consultation on the extension of charging overseas visitors and migrants using the NHS in England – View our response (PDF, 26KB)
     
  •  APPG for Children inquiry into children’s social care – View our response (PDF, 234KB)

February 2016

December 2015

November 2015  

  • RCPCH response to Migration Advisory Committee (MAC)
    View our response (PDF, 230KB, 5 pages)

  • Monitor and Trust Development Agency price caps for agency staff consultation
    View our response (PDF, 250KB, 6 pages)
     
  • HSCIC NHS Vacancy Statistics Consultation
    View our response  (PDF, 85KB, 1 page)

October 2015

  • HEE Workforce Planning and Strategic Framework (2015-16) Call for Evidence
    View our response (PDF, 2893KB, 13 pages)
  • Refreshing the Public Health Outcomes Framework (2015)
    View our response (PDF, 268KB, 7 pages)

September 2015

  • Health Select Committee Inquiry into Primary Care Services in England
    View our response (PDF, 45KB, 6 pages)

  • Scotland’s National Action Plan to Prevent and Eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)
    View our response (PDF, 379KB, 7 pages)

  • Home Office consultation on statutory multi-agency guidance on Female Genital Mutilation
    View our response (PDF, 342KB, 6 pages)

  • Paediatric Intesive Care Society (PICS): Quality Standards for the Care of Critically Ill and Critically Injured Children
    View our response (PDF, 434KB, 8 pages)

  • Migration Advisory Committee call for evidence: Review of Tier 2
    View our response (PDF, 256KB, 10 pages)

August 2015

  • Prison Reform Trust Call for written views and evidence: Keeping children in care out of trouble: an independent review
    View our response (PDF, 430KB, 7 pages)
     
  • Local authority public health allocations 2015/16 in-year savings: a consultation
    View our response (PDF, 343KB, 4 pages)

July 2015

  • NHSE consultation on Development and implementation of a new Emergency Care Data Set
    View our response (PDF, 338KB, 2 pages)
     
  • NHS Clinical Standards - NHS Services,Seven Days a Week Forum
    View our response (PDF, 357KB, 3 pages)
     
  • Migration Advisory Committee call for evidence: Minimum salary thresholds for Tier 2
    View our response (PDF, 438KB, 7 pages)

May 2015

  • Institute of Health Equity Consultion on Social inequalities in the leading causes of early death: a life course approach
    View our response (PDF, 46 KB, 5 pages)

  • Call for evidence on the Smoking Prohibition (Children in Motor Vehicles) (Scotland) Bill - Stage 1 consideration by the Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee
    View our response (PDF, 300KB, 2 pages)

March 2015

  • Consultation on the refreshed Safeguarding Vulnerable People in the NHS – Accountability and Assurance Framework
    View our response (PDF, 10KB, 1 page) 

  • UNCRC 2015 Civil Society Submission
    View our response (PDF, 307KB, 5 pages)

February 2015

  • NHS England Consultation on proposals to introduce independent prescribing by paramedics across the United Kingdom.
    View our response (PDF, 329KB, 1 page)

January 2015

  • Department of Education: Promoting the health and wellbeing of looked after children
    View our response (PDF, 399KB, 8 pages)

  • Home Office: Introducing mandatory reporting for female genital mutilation 
    View our response (PDF, 399KB, 7 pages) 

  • DHSSPSNI - Service Framework for Children and Young People
    View our response (PDF, 400KB, 20 pages) 

December 2014

  •  Joint Medical Consultative Council (JMCC) Consultation on Consultant Working Environments 
     View our response (PDF, 422KB, 5 pages)

October 2014

  •  Paediatric Intesive Care Standards Consultation (PICS) 4th edition  
     View our response (PDF, 539KB, 2 pages)

August 2014

  •  Department of Health and AoMRC Consultation on Protecting personal health care data  
     View our response (PDF, 49KB, 2 pages)

July 2014

  •  Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Northern Ireland 
     View our response (PDF, 140KB, 6 pages)
  •  RCGP Inquiry into Patient Centred Care in the 21st Century 
     View our response (PDF, 1039KB, 5 pages)

June 2014

  •  House of Commons Education Committee Inquiry:Personal, Social, Health and Economic education and
     Sex and Relationships Education in schools  
     View our response (PDF, 235KB, 3 pages)

May 2014

  • Care Quality Commission consultation on Acute Provider Handbook 
    View our response (PDF, 70KB, 4 pages)

March 2014

  • Health Select Committee: Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services
    View our response (PDF, 176KB, 5 pages)
     
  • Education Select Committee Inquiry: Child Well-being in England
    View our response (PDF, 117KB, 5 pages)
     
  • Scottish Parliament Health and Sport Committee: Health inequalities, Early years
    View our response (PDF, 159KB, 6 pages)
     
  • Enhancing Healthcare Services For Children and Young People in Northern Ireland (From Birth to 18 Years) - Phase 3 
    View our response (PDF, 32KB, 4 pages)
     
  • Healthwatch England: the way forward consultation
    View our response (PDF, 49 KB, 2 pages)

January 2014

  • Enhancing Healthcare Services For Children and Young People in Northern Ireland (From Birth to 18 Years) - Phase 1 & 2
    View our response (PDF, 83KB, 11 pages)
     
  • APPG on respiratory health inquiry in respiratory deaths
    View our response (PDF, 399KB, 10 pages)
     
  • Parlimentary Commission - Call for written evidence on Physical Activity
    View our response  (PDF, 280KB, 7 pages)
     

View older responses

2013

Health Education England mandate refresh - View our response (PDF, 102KB, 5 pages)

National Assembly for Wales Health and Social Care Committee’s short inquiry into the work of Healthcare Inspectorate Wales - View our response (PDF, 263KB, 3 pages)

NHS England consultation on ‘High quality care for all, now and for future generations: Engagement on the Urgent and Emergency Care Review’ - View our response (PDF, 102KB, 6 pages)

CQC consultation on 'Changes to the way we inspect, regulate and monitor care services' - View our response (PDF, 85KB, 6 pages)

Health Education England Workforce Planning 2013/2014 call for evidence - View our response (PDF, 5MB, 19 pages)

Health Education England Strategic Development Framework call for evidence - View our response (PDF, 5MB, 19 pages)

House of Commons Select Committee consultation on emergency care - View our response (PDF, 44 KB, 3 pages)

Welsh Government consultation on Diabetes Delivery Plan for Wales - View our response (PDF, 30 KB, 4 pages)

Labour Party consultation on deliverying integration - View our response (PDF, 4 pages, 919 KB)

Welsh Government consultation on a Welsh Public Health Bill - View our response (PDF, 76KB, 3 pages)

DWP and DfE consultation on child poverty measures - View our response (PDF, 180KB, 24 pages)

Home Office consultation on alcohol strategy - View our response(PDF, 205KB, 10 pages)

NHS Commissioning Board consultation on specialised services - View our response (PDF, 94 KB, 5 pages)

DH consultation on strengthening the NHS Constitution - View our response (PDF, 91 KB, 6 pages)

2012

Revised safeguarding statutory guidance issued by DfE - View our response (PDF, 155KB, 15 pages) (2012)

DH consultation on the draft mandate to the NHS Commissioning Board - View our response (PDF, 66KB, 3 pages) (2012)

Standardised packaging of tobacco products - View our response (PDF, 90KB, 4 pages) (2012)

Department of Health Front of Pack Nutrition Labelling Consultation - View our reponse (PDF, 90KB, 6 pages) (2012)

National Quality Committee's first Annual Data Quality Report - response  (PDF, 37KB, 3 pages) (2012)

DH consultation on the draft Joint Strategic Needs Assessment and joint health and wellbeing strategy guidance - The response (PDF, 25KB, 3 pages) (February 2012)

Draft Good Medical Practice, the GMC’s guidance for all doctors - response (PDF, 960KB, 44 pages) (February 2012)

2011

Health Committee consultation on education, training and workforce planning - response (PDF, 64KB, 5 pages) (December 2011)

Royal College of General Practitioners (PDF, 262KB, 5 pages) and the NHS Future Forum (PDF, 29KB, 10 pages) on the issue of integrated care (November 2011)

The College has responded(PDF, 245KB, 3 pages) to the Cabinet Office’s call for evidence on the government’s recent Social Mobility and Child Poverty strategies. The questions and context to the reviews can be read here.

RCPCH response to consultation Preventing Suicide in England: A cross government outcomes strategy to save lives (PDF, 126KB, 6 pages)

Ofsted have consulted on new inspection arrangments for children’s services focussing on safeguarding and looked after children.  The inspections will be unannounced and cover multi-agency working. RCPCH responded(PDF, 26KB, 4 pages), September 2011, with significant concerns about how effective inspection will be delivered in practice in the light of NHS reforms and an increasingly diverse range of providers.  

Establishing a new office of the Children's Commissioner for England (OCCE): consultation for legislative proposals - response (PDF, 34KB, 5 pages) September 2011

RCPCH response (PDF, 13KB, 3 pages) to the consultation (PDF, 439KB, 63 pages) on the proposal by the European Commission for a regulation of the European parliament and of the Council on foods intended for infants and young children and on food for special medical purpose (September 2011)

'Positive for Youth' - The Department for Education is leading on a cross-government strategy for young people and consulted informally during summer 2011 on its early proposals. RCPCH responded(PDF, 129KB, 6 pages) to the health work stream of the with the attached briefing and the Health Policy team is continuing to liaise with Department of Health and Department for Education colleagues as the strategy is developed and implemented.

RCPCH to Consultation on a Revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) - Department for Education (PDF, 127KB, 5 pages) September 2011

RCPCH Response Modernising the Professional Qualifications Directives - European Commission Green Paper (MS Doc, 27KB, 1 page) September 2011

RCPCH response to the Home Office: UK border agency consultation on employment-related settlement, tier 5 and overseas domestic workers (PDF, 23KB, 3 pages) September 2011

RCPCH response to the core purpose of Sure Start Children's Centres (PDF, 17KB, 2 pages) August 2011

RCPCH response to the 'Safe and Sustainable' cardic surgery review (PDF, 325KB, 2 pages) June 2011

RCPCH response to Health Select Committee inquiry into public health (PDF, 242KB, 5 pages) June 2011

RCPCH response to the SEN and Disability Green Paper (PDF, 264KB, 8 pages) June 2011

RCPCH response to the RCGP consultation on 'generalism' (PDF, 29KB, 3 pages) June 2011 

RCPCH response to Academy of Medical Royal Colleges' 'The benefits of consultant delivered healthcare' (PDF, 254KB, 5 pages) May 2011 

RCPCH response to GMC review of Good Medical Practice (PDF, 467KB, 14 pages)

RCPCH response to Liberating the NHS: Developing the Healthcare Workforce (PDF, 298KB, 15 pages)

RCPCH response to Healthy Lives Healthy People overall(PDF, 250KB, 5 pages)

RCPCH response to Healthy Lives, Healthy People; proposals for a public health outcomes framework (PDF, 235KB, 4 pages)

RCPCH response to Healthy Lives, Healthy People; commissioning and funding(PDF, 238KB, 4 pages)

RCPCH Response to DH Achieving Equity and Excellence for Children(MS Doc, 297KB, 15 pages)

RCPCH response to DH White Paper Liberating the NHS (MS Doc, 378KB, 4 pages)

2010

RCPCH response to DH White Paper (PDF, 80KB, 4 pages) October 2010 - this is the overall repsonse to the recent DH Equity and Excellence White Paper.

RCPCH response to DH Outcomes Framework consultation  (MS Doc, 239KB, 17 pages) October 2010 - this is the specific response to the Outcome Framework, as part of the Equity and Excellence White Paper

RCPCH response to DH Commissioning consultation (PDF, 88KB, 6 pages) October 2010 - this is the specific response to the Commissioning consultation, as part of the Equity and Excellence White Paper

RCPCH response to Local Democratic Legitimacy in Health consultation (PDF, 79KB, 4 pages) October 2010 - this is the specific response to the Democratic Legitimacy consultation, as part of the Equity and Excellence White Paper

RCPCH response to DH Regulating Healthcare Providers consultation (PDF, 79KB, 4 pages) October 2010 - this is the specific response to the Regulating providers consultation, as part of the Equity and Excellence White Paper

RCPCH Submission to Health Select Committee Inquiry into Commissioning (PDF, 69KB, 2 pages) October 2010

 

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