FaithAction believes that faith-based and community organisations provide services that are key to their local communities and tailored for them based on their close knowledge of their local community’s needs. This page lists a number of consultations from various departments where faith groups can raise their voices and have an influence on a national agenda.

If you want to speak to a member of the FaithAction team about any of these consultations before completing them, please get in touch with the national office on 0845 094 6350 or e-mail

Active Consultations

  • Guidance on items which should not be routinely prescribed

    NHS England continues to partner with NHS Clinical Commissioners (NHSCC) to support clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in ensuring that they can use their prescribing resources effectively and deliver best patient outcomes from the medicines that their local population uses. A national public consultation has been launched on proposals to update and review commissioning guidance on eight more products that cost the NHS more than £68 million.

    In the majority of cases there are other more effective, safer and/or cheaper alternatives available to the items that NHS England is recommending should not be routinely prescribed in primary care.

    The consultation runs from 28 November 2018 until 28 February 2019. Details of public consultation events can be found here. If you would like any further information please email

  • NICE consultation on quality standard for dementia care

    The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is reviewing its quality standard for dementia care. This will cover prevention of dementia, and assessment, management and health and social care support for adults with dementia.

    The new standard will replace the existing NICE quality standards for dementia (Dementia: support in health and social care and Dementia: independence and wellbeing).

    You must be registered as a stakeholder in order to take part in the consultation. The deadline is 5pm on Tuesday 26 February 2019.

    To register and submit comments see