Consultation outcome

Information about health service products: proposed requirements

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

The government has published its response to the consultation on legal requirements for the provision of information related to the sales and purchases of health service products.

The government made some changes to its proposals in response to issues and concerns raised by respondents. These are set out in the response document.

The finalised regulations, explanatory memorandum and impact assessment have been published.

Original consultation

Summary

Proposed legal requirements to provide information about health service products.

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Consultation description

The government is seeking views on draft requirements for the provision of information related to the sales and purchases of health service products.

The proposed regulations cover medicines, medical supplies and other related products that are used in the NHS.

The main requirements include:

  • manufacturers, importers and wholesalers to provide quarterly information about sales and purchases of generic medicines and special medicinal products
  • those involved in the supply chain to record, keep and provide on request information related to sales and purchases of health service medicine, medical supplies and other related products
  • marketing authorisation holders, manufacturers and importers to tell government about any discontinuation and supply shortages of medicines

Draft regulations and a draft impact assessment have been published alongside this consultation.

Documents

Published 23 August 2017
Last updated 8 June 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added consultation response.
  2. First published.