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The responses received were overwhelmingly supportive of changing the law to allow schools to hold spare AAIs, without a prescription, for use in emergencies.
The government therefore laid before Parliament on 5 July 2017 the Human Medicines (Amendment) Regulations 2017.
Following the recommendation of the Commission on Human Medicines, the government is proposing to amend the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 to enable schools to purchase without prescription and hold spare AAIs for use in emergencies.
This would enable schools in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to hold spare AAIs. Currently, AAIs are prescription only medicines, which means that schools cannot keep spares for use in emergencies. No school would be required to hold spare AAIs as a result of the change.
We are consulting in accordance with section 129(6) of the Medicines Act 1968.
Read a Welsh version of the consultation - Darllenwch fersiwn Gymraeg o’r ymgynghoriad