Closed consultation

Allowing paramedics involved in helicopter search and rescue operations to administer medicines

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Detail of feedback received

MHRA consulted interested organisations and published the consultation document on its website. Eleven replies were received. These included responses from medical, pharmaceutical and ambulance organisations. Ten of the responses expressed support for the proposals.

The remaining reply could not endorse the proposal unless UK Search and Rescue was required to register with the Care Quality Commission, although it recognised that paramedics in the service need to be able to administer drugs and patient group directions (PGDs) were an appropriate option.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

This consultation welcomes views on proposals to allow paramedics involved in maritime and coastguard agency contracted helicopter search and rescue operations to use medicines under patient group directions.

Documents

Proposals for amendments to the Human Medicines Regulations 2012: supply and administration of medicines under patient group directions by paramedics involved in maritime and coastguard agency contracted helicopter search and rescue operations (MLX386)

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Consultation description

MHRA is asking for feedback on proposals to amend the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 to allow paramedics involved in maritime and coastguard agency contracted helicopter search and rescue operations to supply and administer medicines under patient group directions (MLX386).