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

  • Survey on access to end of life care medicines in the community

    NHS England wants to hear about experiences regarding access to specialist palliative and end of life care (EoLC) medicines and are particularly interested in sharing possible solutions to any issues or challenges faced.

    This short survey is aimed at people who are providing end of life care in the community and is now live on the NHS England consultation hub until Fri 18 January 2019.

    Further information about the national EoLC programme is available on these recently updated webpages. If you have any queries, please email