The College frequently responds to consultations on policy matters that are issued by the UK Government and its agencies, Parliament and others.
Recent consultation responses
In this submission, we stress the importance of involvement with professional bodies, and highlight the College's ongoing work with the Surgical Specialty Associations creating clinicial commissioning guidance.
In this submission, we set out our position on the European Commission’s proposals for new regulation of medical devices, supporting increased scrutiny of high risk devices, harmonisation of regulatory standards across the EU, and the establishment of a new central European medical device database to improve transparency. Medical implants and devices have brought significant benefits to patients, and therefore continual innovation in this field must be encouraged and facilitated. This should not however happen at the expense of patient safety.
The NHS Constitution provides a framework that defines the values which underpin the NHS, sets out what patients should expect from the NHS, and establishes the responsibilities and duties of healthcare professionals. Responding to a Department of health proposals to strengthen this Constitution, the College supports the aim to promote a patient centred approach to care with measures to increase the integration of care across the NHS being vital.