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Consultation responses

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Response to the expansion of undergraduate medical education (Department of Health)

31 May 2017

The Society responded to the consultation on the expansion of undergraduate medical education (Department of Health.)  

Response to HEFCE consultation on the second Research Excellence Framework

09 May 2017

The Society provided a written response to the Higher Education Funding Council for England's Research Excellence Framework (REF).  

Response to Industrial Strategy Green Paper

09 May 2017

The Society responded to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy’s Industrial Strategy Green Paper.  

Response to the Research Integrity inquiry of the Science and Technology Committee, House of Commons

10 Mar 2017

The Society provided a written response to the consultation on the Research Integrity Inquiry (The Science and Technology Committee, House of Commons.)  

Response to ‘Closing the STEM skills gap’ inquiry

18 Jan 2017

The Society provided written evidence to the House of Common’s Science and Technology Committee inquiry on ‘Closing the STEM skills gap’. 

Response to Academy of Medical Sciences' consultation on multimorbidity

03 Oct 2016

The Society responded to the Academy of Medical Sciences' consultation on multimorbidity as an international health challenge in the UK and in several other countries. The Academy had established a Working Group, which aims to summarise definitions and existing evidence on multimorbidity. The Group will make recommendations about the implications for future medical research.  Read the Society's response here

Response to NHS England discussion paper on Regional Medicines Optimisation Committees

20 Sep 2016

The Society responded to the discussion paper by NHS England presenting proposals which have been developed working with a range of stakeholders, on the establishment of the four Regional Medicines Optimisation Committees (RMOCS) across England. The  purpose of the paper was to test the proposals through a number of open questions.  Read the Society's response here 

Response to Leaving the EU inquiry

07 Sep 2016

The Society responded to the Leaving the EU: implications and opportunities for science and research inquiry of the House of Commons' Science and Technology Committee. The Committee sought contributions on the risks and opportunities of leaving the EU, to allow the Committee to draw together a ‘Risk Assessment’ and a list of risks/opportunities which should feature in the Government’s work to set a new EU/UK negotiating strategy. Read the Society's response here Access the response on the Parliament's website

Response to Teaching Excellence Framework technical consultation for year 2

29 Jul 2016

The Society had conributed to the Royal Society of Biology's response to the Teaching Excellence Framework technical consultation for year 2. This consultation, which was published and read with the white paper Higher education: success as a knowledge economy, was seeking views on the detailed proposals for the operation of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in year 2. Read the Royal Society of Biology's response here

Response to the Stern Review

28 Jul 2016

In March 2016, the Society had responded to the call for evidence for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) review by Lord Nicholas Stern to highlight particular areas of concern for pharmacology, and supported the Royal Society of Biology's response to the review. The review examined how university research funding can be allocated more efficiently so that universities can focus on carrying out world-leading research, and made recommendations on the future operation of REF. The REF review report entitled Building on Success and  Learning from Experience was published on 28 July 2016.

Response to the Wakeham Review

27 May 2016

In January 2016, the Society was approached to contribute to Sir William Wakeham's review of STEM degree provision and graduate employability. The review looked at the provision of STEM degree courses and how their associated accreditation arrangements support graduate employability. After consulting members to seek their views on challenges faced by pharmacology graduates, the Society submitted a response that can be found via the link below. The report of the review which was published...