Proposed legal requirements to provide information about health service products

Closes 14 Nov 2017

Opened 23 Aug 2017

Overview

The Government is seeking views on draft requirements for the provision of information realted to the sales and purchases of health service products. The proposed Regulations contain a range of requirements on different actors in the supply chain for medicines, medical supplies and other related products that are used for the purposes of the NHS. The information provided would (i) facilitate the determination of remuneration/payment of community pharmacies and GP practices, (ii)  help ensure the availability and value-for-money of health service products and (iii) support the cost control provisions in the NHS Act 2006.

The main requirements include:

  • requirements on manufacturers, importers and wholesalers to provide quarterly information about sales and purchases of generic medicines and special medicinal products,
  • requirements on all actors in the supply chain (from manufacturer/ importer to pharmacy/others supplying patients) to record and keep information related to sales and purchases of health service medicine, medical supplies and other related products and provide it on request,
  • requirements on marketing authorisation holders/manufacturers/importers to notify the Government about any discontinuation and supply shortages of medicines and on all manufacturers, importers and wholesalers to provide volume information when supply shortages of medicines arise. 

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

Give Us Your Views

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • GPs
  • Commissioners
  • Pharmacists
  • Doctors
  • Foundation Trusts
  • NHS Commissioning Board
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Retailers
  • Suppliers

Interests

  • Regulation