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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 2016 to the present.

Consultation Title Organisation Link to 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  
February 2016      
Specialised Services Commission Call for Written Submissions Specialised Services Commission  View Response  

Co-existing alcohol and drug misuse with mental health issues: guidance to support local commissioning and delivery of care

National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse View Response  
March 2016      

NHS National Tariff Payment System 2016/17

Monitor and NHS England View Response  

Peer support for children and young people’s mental health: A call for evidence

Department for Education View Response  
April 2016      

How to keep health risks from drinking alcohol to a low level: public consultation on proposed new guidelines

Department of Health

View Response

May 2016      

Independent Review of Deaths and Serious Incidents in Police Custody

Home Office View Response  
June 2016      

Introduction of Medical Examiners and Reforms to Death Certification in England and Wales: Policy and Draft Regulations

Department of Health View Response  

Draft guidance on good governance in a local health economy

NHS Improvement View Response  
July 2016      

CQC’s NHS Patient Survey Programme

Care Quality Commission View Response  
August 2016      

NHS Improvement Single Oversight Framework

NHS Improvement

View Response


National tariff proposals for 2017/18 and 2018/19

NHS Improvement

View Response


Call for Evidence - Older Drug Users

Advisory council on the Misuse of Drugs

View Response

September 2016      

Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-Outs

National Data Guardian for Health and Care’s

View Response

October 2016      

Reporting and acting on child abuse and neglect

Home Office and Department for Education

View Response


Developing the UK medical register: a public consultation

General Medical Council View Response  

13th Programme of Law Reform – call for ideas

Law Commission View Response  

Managing Conflicts of Interest in the NHS

NHS England View Response  
November 2016      
Transforming our justice system: panel composition in tribunals Ministry of Justice View Response  

Immigration and Asylum Appeals: Consultation on proposals to expedite appeals by immigration detainees

Ministry of Justice View Response  

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