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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  
August 2015      
Local authority public health allocations 2015/16: in-year savings Department of Health View Response  
Guidance for all doctors who offer cosmetic interventions: a public consultation on our draft guidance General Medical Council View Response  
Consultation on implementation of the revised Tobacco Products Directive (2014/40/EU) Department of Health View Response  
September 2015      
Reforming support for failed asylum seekers and other illegal migrants  Home Office View Response  
Primary Care Inquiry House of Commons Health Committee View Response  
An independent review into the impact on employment outcomes of drug or alcohol addiction, and obesity Department for Work and Pensions View Response  
Changes to MOD causes of deaths among the UK armed forces veterans of the Falklands campaign statistics Ministry of Defence View Response  
Changes to the information we publish and disclose about a doctor’s fitness to practise General Medical Council View Response  
October 2015      
Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty  Law Commission View Response  
November 2015      
Setting the mandate to NHS England for 2016 to 2017 Department of Health View response  
Consultation on payment proposals for mental health services for adults and older people commissioned by CCGs in 2016/17 Monitor View response  
December 2015      
Assessing the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey UK Statistics Authority View Response  
January 2016      
College of Policing Authorised Professional Practice (APP) – Mental health consultation College of Policing View Response  
Freedom to speak up: whistleblowing policy for the NHS (Draft for consultation) Monitor, NHS Trust Development Authority and NHS England View Response  

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