Research and analysis

Better consultations, better evidence

MHRA conducted research into the obstacles to good evidence being provided in consultation responses.

Documents

Better consultations, better evidence: Researching and developing methods of improving the quality of evidence submitted through government consultations

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Public consultations infographic

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The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) conducted research into the obstacles to good evidence being provided in consultation responses. We conducted interviews with representatives from within MHRA, the Department of Health and with external stakeholders to identify the barriers and enablers of good consultation responses.

From these interviews MHRA developed a simple infographic guidance tool to accompany public consultations, advising respondents on how to maximise the impact of their response.

We are now publishing the research report, which provides an analysis of the interviews, and implications for those conducting evaluations and those responding to them. We have also provided an infographic tool that can be attached to consultation documents to guide the consultation respondent in providing information in the most effective way.

Those who respond to government consultations are encouraged to read this report and use the infographic tool when responding so they can provide information in an effective way.

Published 21 June 2017