Consultation on proposed amendments to the list of medicines that paramedics are able to administer under exemptions within the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 across the United Kingdom

Closes 10 Dec 2020

Opened 15 Oct 2020

Overview

The proposed changes to medicines legislation and the findings of the consultation will be presented to the Commission on Human Medicines, who make recommendations to Ministers regarding changes to the Human Medicines Regulations 2012. Subject to the agreement to the proposed changes by Ministers; the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency will make the necessary amendments. The Human Medicines Regulations apply UK-wide so changes to them will apply across the four countries.

As this proposal is also in relation to controlled drugs, changes to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 are also required. The proposed changes to medicines legislation and the findings of the consultation will be presented to the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, who makes recommendations to Ministers regarding changes to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations. Subject to the agreement of Ministers, the Home Office will make the necessary amendments.

The Misuse of Drugs Regulations apply only to England, Wales and Scotland; the Misuse of Drugs (Northern Ireland) Regulations 2002 will need to be amended separately and this will be undertaken by the Department of Health in Northern Ireland.

The following documents relate to this proposal and should be read before completing the online consultation survey:

Audiences

  • GPs
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Medical directors
  • Directors of nursing
  • Chief executives
  • Foundation trusts
  • Council of Deans of Health
  • Patient representatives organisations
  • Regional directors
  • Regulatory bodies
  • Royal Colleges
  • Patients and the public
  • Professional bodies
  • CCG clinical leaders

Interests

  • Public