Responses to consultations

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AvMA endeavours to provide a well informed, patient centered contribution to the most important policy debates affecting patient safety and justice. Making credible responses to formal consultations is one of the chief ways we achieve that.

On this page you can find out what recent policy briefings or responses to official consultations on important issues have been made by AvMA. Where available, you can download a document. Alternatively, to request a copy of the full document, send us an email:

2017

Evidence submitted to Lord Jackson’s review of fixed recoverable costs, Jan 2017

2016

Response to the Department of Health Safe Space consultation, Dec 2016

Response to the Ministry of Justice consultation: Transforming our justice system, Nov 2016

Response to the introduction of medical examiners and reforms to death certification in England and Wales, Jun 2016

Response to the Scottish Government proposals for a no-blame redress scheme, Jun 2016

Response to NHS Litigation Authority Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts consultation, May 2016

Response to NHS England Nursing Associate consultation, Mar 2016

Response to Parliamentary and Health Ombudsman survey on draft service charter, Jan 2016

2015

Response to General Dental Council draft guidance on candour, Dec 2015

Response to Coroners & Justice Act 2009 post implementation review, Dec 2015

Response to call for evidence by Independent Commission on Freedom of Information, Nov 2015

Response to General Medical Coucil consultation on Publication and Disclosure, Oct 2015

Written Evidence to Scottish Government Health & Sport Committee re duty of candour, Sep 2015

Response to Court & Tribunal consultation on proposals for further reforms to court fees, Sep 2015

Response to Department of Health’s consultation on fixed fees, Sep 2015

Response to Department of Health consultation on freedom to speak up, Jun 2015

Response to Department of Health pharmacy team on rebalancing medicines legislation and pharmacy regulation, Apr 2015

Response to Royal Society of Medicine consultation on cosmetic surgery, Mar 2015

Written evidence to Public Administration Select Committee into NHS complaints and clinical failure, Feb 2015

Response to General Medical Council and Nursing and Midwifery Council consultation on draft guidance re: duty of candour, Jan 2015

Response to Scottish Government consultation on proposals to introduce a statutory duty of candour, Jan 2015

Response to Welsh Government consultation on Healthcare Standards Framework, Jan 2015

 

2014

Response to General Medical Council: Insurance and Indemnity: a consultation on changes to the Licence to Practise and Revalidation Regulations 2012, December 2014

Response to General Medical Council: Reviewing how we deal with concerns about doctors, November 2014

Response to Department of Health Triennial Review of the NHS Litigation Authority – Call for Evidence, November 2014

Response to CQC Guidance for providers on meeting the fundamental standards and on CQC’s enforcement powers, October 2014

Response to Department of Health consultation: GMC & PSA Proposals to reform the adjudication of fitness to practise cases, September 2014

Response to Department of Health consultation: Stronger Code: Better Care – Proposed Changes to the Code of Practice: Mental Health Act 1983, September 2014

Response to the consultation on proposals to reform Fatal Accident Inquiries Legislation (Scotland), September 2014

Response to CQC consultation on Guidance for NHS Bodies on the Fit and Proper Person requirement for Directors and the Duty of Candour

Response to CQC consultation: Call for Improvements to Inspection and Rating system, June 2014

Response to Department of Health Medical Innovation Bill, April 2014

Response to Department of Health Regulations on the Duty of Candour, April 2014

2013

Response to CQC consultation on changes to its inspection and regulation, August 2013

Response to Professional Standards Authority consultation on Duty of Candour, August 2013

Response to Transforming Legal Aid, June 2013

Response to Health Care and Associated Professions (Indemnity Arrangements) Order, May 2013

Response to consultation on Independent Sector Complaints Adjudication Service (ISCAS) Code of Practice, January 2013

Response to Department of Health Consultation on strengthening the NHS Constitution, January 2013

2012

Response to Scottish Government consultation on No-fault Compensation for injuries resulting from clinical treatment, December 2012

Scottish Government consultation

Response to Ministry of Justice on Part 2 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing & Punishment of Offenders Act 2012: Regulations, October 2012

Response to Ministry of Justice consultation on The Discount Rate, October 2012

Response to Department of Health consultation: Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions, October 2012

Response to DH/NQB consultation: ‘Ensuring quality in the new health system’, October 2012

Apologies (Scotland) Bill consultation, September 2012

Response to Department of Health consultation on a Mandate for the NHS Commissioning Board, September 2012

Response to Ministry of Justice Key Stakeholder Engagement Exercise on Detailed Proposals regarding the Practical Application of a Supplementary Legal Aid Scheme, July 2012

Response to Legal Services Board: Approaches to Quality, May 2012

Response to Law Commission consultation: Regulation of Healthcare Professionals, May 2012

Response to Department of Health consultation on a “Duty of Candour”, January 2012

2011

Response to Ministry of Justice consultation on Solving Disputes in the County Courts, June 2011

Ministry of Justice Questionnaire

Response to Listening Exercise on Health & Social Care Bill, May 2011

Response to General Medical Council on Reform of Fitness to Practise Procedures, April 2011

Response to General Medical Council Review of Good Medical Practice, April 2011

Response to Ministry of Justice consultation on Proposals for Reform of Civil Litigation Funding and Costs in England and Wales, February 2011

Response to Ministry of Justice consultation on Proposals for the Reform of Legal Aid in England and Wales, February 2011

Annexes to Legal aid Consultation

Submission to Health Select Committee Inquiry into Complaints and Litigation, January 2011

Appendix to Health Select Committee Inquiry

Response to the Request for written evidence by the Justice Committee on Access to Justice, January 2011

2010

Link to Request for Evidence

Response to Department of Health consultation on expanding the list of ‘never events’, November 2010

Response to Department of Health consultation on Fitness to Practise adjudication, October 2010

Response to APIL Clinical Negligence Claims: An Examination on the Procedure, October 2010

Response to Call for Evidence on the Current Data Protection Legislation Framework, October 2010

Response to the NHS White Paper: “Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS”, October 2010

Response to Welsh Assembly Government consultation – Putting Things Right – Financial limits and other matters, September 2010 (see below for consultation documents)

Letter from Welsh Assembly Government

Regulations

Explanatory Note

Response to Department of Health “Duty of Co-operation”, July 2010

Department of Health consultation questionnaire

Response to Reform of the Coroner’s System consultation, June 2010

Response to GMC consultation Revalidation: the way ahead, June 210

Response to Care Quality Commission Assessments for Quality 2010-2011, April 2010

Response to Welsh Assembly Government consultation on “Putting Things Right”, April 2010

Response to the Civil Justice Council on Guidance for the Instruction of Care Experts, March 2010

Response to The Ministry of Justice Civil Law Reform Bill, February 2010

Response to Welsh Assembly Government: Healthcare Standards for Wales, February 2010

2009

Response to Care Quality Commission consultation on Draft Guidance on Registration Requirements, July 2009

Response to The Ministry of Justice Review of Civil Litigation Costs, July 2009

Response to consultation on proposed changes to the GMC Fitness to Practise Rules, May 2009

Response to consultation on proposals on the future of Community Health Councils in Wales, April 2009

Response to consultation on Civil Bid Rounds for 2010 Contracts, January 2009

Response to Scottish Government consultation: Proposals for patients’ Right Bill for Scotland, January 2009

2008

Response to Department of Health consultation on New Complaints Procedure, December 2008

Response to Department of Health consultation on European Commission Proposals for Directive on Patients’ Rights in Cross-Border Healthcare, December 2008

Response to changes to arrangements for regulating NHS bodies in relation to healthcare associated infections for 2009/10: a consultation for the NHS, October 2008

Response to the consultation on the draft NHS Constitution, October 2008

Memorandum of Evidence to the Health Select Committee Inquiry into Patient Safety, October 2008

Response to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation on Draft Charter for Bereaved People who come into contact with a Reformed Coroner System, September 2008

Response to Parliamentary and Health Servce Ombudsman on Principles of Good Complaint Handling, June 2008

Response to IHAS consultation on Draft Standards for Injectable Cosmetic Treatments, June 2008

Response to Department of Health – Removal from Healthcare Commission Regulation of certain private and voluntary healthcare services, June 2008

Response to the CHRE White Paper Projects – protocols for investigation and referals to regulatory bodies, April 2008

Response to Scottish Civil Courts Review, March 2008

Response to the Healthcare Commission on Developing the Annualo Health Check in 2008/2009, March 2008

Response to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation on Coroner reports to prevent further deaths: proposed amendments to Rule 43 of the Coroners Rules 1984, March 2008

2007

Response to the DoH on the proposed new arrangements for handling Health and social Care Complaints, October 2007

Response to the Ministry of Justice’s consultation on coroner Reform and Additional Medical Advice, September 2007

Response to Welsh Assembly consultation on Proposed NHS Redress (Wales) Measure, September 2007

Response to the Health Professions Council on Standards of Conduct, Performance & Ethics, September 2007

Response to the Ministry of Justice consultation on The Statutory Duty for Doctors and other Public Service Personnel to report deaths to the Coroner with a view to improving the current system and improving patient safety, September 2007

Response to GMC consultation on New Guidance on Consent and Making Decisions, August 2007

Response to DCA (now Ministry of Justice) Consultation on the Law of Damages, July 2007

Response to GMC consultation on Consensual Disposal & Guidance to the Fitness to Practise Rules, July 2007

Response to Healthcare Commission – Developing the Annual Health Check in 2007-2008

Response to CMO’s Paper “Bearing Good Witness – Proposals for Reforming the Delivery of Medical Expert Evidence in Family Law Cases”, February 2007

Response to The Northern Ireland Funding Code, February 2007

Memorandum of Evidence to the Health Select Committee Inquiry into Patient & Public Involvement in the NHS, January 2007

Response to European Commission Consultation on Cross Border Care, January 2007

2006

Response to Health Professional Regulation: Public Consultation on Proposals for Change, November 2006

Response to Healthcare Commission Review of Independent Sector Treatment Centres (ISTCs), October 2006

Response to Legal Aid: A sustainable Future, October 2006

Response to DoH proposals for further reform to Patient & Public Involvement, September 2006

Response to the Coroners Reform, September 2006

Response to Legal Services Commission: Preferred Supplier Scheme, June 2006

Response to DCA consultation on Part 36 of the civil Procedure Rules: Offers to Settle and Payments into Court (CP 02/06), April 2006

Response to General Dental Council consultation on Fitness to Practise Draft Rules, March 2006

Evidence to Health Select Committee: Independent Sector Treatment Centres (ISTCs), February 2006

Response to the DoH consultation paper on the Medical Act 1983 (Amendment) and Miscellaneous Amendments Order 2006, January 2006

2005

Response to GMC on Good Medical Practice, November 2005

Response to LSC consultation paper “Making Legal Rights a Reality”, October 2004

Response to CMO’s Publication: After Shipman – a call for ideas, May 2005

Response to Healthcare Commission Consultation “Assessing for Improvement”, February 2005

Response to LSC Use of Experts Consultation, February 2005

Response to Department of Health Consultation on Patient & Public Involvement, January 2005

2004

Response to the GMC’s Consultation on the Draft Licensing and Revalidation Regulations, November 2004

Response to A New Focus for Civil Legal Aid, October 2004

Response to the DoH Consultation Paper “Strengthening the GDC”, October 2004

Response to Public Funding for Representation at Inquests, May 2004

Response to the consultation on CHAI’s role in the NHS Complaints Procedure, March 2004

Response to the consultation on draft regulations for the NHS Complaints Procedure, March 2004

2003

Response to “Making Amends”, October 2003

Submission to the Commons Health Select Committee Inquiry into the Provision of Maternity Services, February 2003

Response to Complaints in the NHS – a practical guide to handling complaints in Wales, January 2003

2002

Response to Certifying and Investigating Deaths in England, Wales & Northern Ireland – Shipman, November 2002

Response to Certifying and Investigating Deaths in England, Wales & Northern Ireland – Coroner, November 2002