HealthWatch has responded to the following consultations:
|PSA consultation on the future of the Accredited Registers programme||18/02/2021||14/02/2021||Awaited|
|UK National Screening Committee: public involvement||13/12/2020||05/12/2020||Awaited|
|NICE: update of guidelines for elective caesarean section||26/11/2020||28/11/2020||Awaited|
|Proposed changes to food labelling||21/10/2020||07/08/2020||Awaited|
|NICE: prevention of fetal alcohol syndrome||18/09/2020||18/09/2020||Awaited|
|DHSC: proposed changes to the Human Medicine Regulations to help with the safe and efficient distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine, etc.||18/09/2020||18/09/2020||Draft Statutory Instrument written October 2020|
|NICE: management of chronic pain||14/09/2020||07/09/2020||Awaited|
|Competition and Markets Authority: IVF clinics||12/05/2020||06/05/2020||Final report and guidance issued 10th June 2021|
|DHSC: storage of embryos, eggs and sperm||05/05/2020||05/05/2020||
The government had already decided that storage limits should be extended from ten years to twelve. It is unclear if any further change has been made to the regulations following this consultation.
|Select Committee on Health & Social Care: NHS services during the pandemic||27/04/2020||25/04/2020||
Report published 1 October 2020. No mention of breast cancer screening or AgeX.
|MHRA Relationship with the public||07/10/2019||30/08/2019||Unknown – report delayed by Covid-19|
|European Medicines Agency Regulatory Science to 2025 (June 2019)||30/06/2019||28/06/2019||
Report of strategy published March 2020. The EMA clearly had its own agenda and much of what is in the report reflects this. There is some mention of medical device regulation, e.g. where the report says that they wish to "[c]reate a process to consult medical device authorities and/or notified bodies (as applicable) for device-related aspects throughout the product lifecycle, including post-authorisation safety related events".
|NHS England Implementing the Long-Term NHS Plan: Proposals for Possible Changes to Legislation||25/04/2019||N/A||
Awaited. No date of publication of outcome mentioned on website but there is an invitation to sign up for updates.
|Cancer screening review (Richards)||18/04/2019||18/04/2019||
Interim report published May 2019. No mention of concerns about breast cancer screening or the shortcomings of the AgeX Trial.
|Research integrity concordat||05/04/2019||05/04/2019||
Awaited. Email sent to their office on 7th September 2019 asking for an update.
|NICE consultation on shared decision-making||09/02/2021||09/02/2021||New guideline published 17/06/2021.|
|DHSC consultation on the appointment of Patient Safety Commissioner||05/08/2021||03/08/2021||Awaited.|