Allowing schools to hold spare adrenaline auto-injectors

Closed 5 May 2017

Opened 10 Mar 2017


This consultation seeks views on whether legislation should be changed to allow schools to choose to hold spare adrenaline auto-injectors (AAIs) for use in emergencies.

Currently, AAIs are prescription only medicines, which means that schools cannot keep spares for use in emergencies. Following the recommendation of the Commission on Human Medicines, the government is proposing to change the Human Medicines Regulations 2012 to enable schools to purchase and hold spare AAIs for use in emergencies.

This would enable schools in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland that choose to do so to hold spare AAI for use in emergencies. No school would be required to hold spare AAIs as a result of the change.

Welsh version of the consultation

The consultation is also available in Welsh: Caniatáu i ysgolion gadw chwistrellwyr adrenalin awtomatig sbâr


  • All Areas


  • Nurses
  • Health visitors
  • Clinicians
  • Pharmacists
  • Doctors
  • Paramedics
  • NHS Commissioning Board
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Local authority
  • Members of the public
  • Retailers
  • Suppliers


  • Children's health and development