Policy Work

Our Activity Report

The  PCF Activity Report for 2020 outlines our successes, and priorities for the coming months.

NHS England safeguards laxative prescriptions for children

When NHS England announced plans to prohibit the routine prescription of items aiding minor and infrequent ailments, the PCF responded calling for child continence medicines, such as laxatives, to be exempt from the prohibition. Our response is below. NHS England subsequently published guidance (found here) in which it said that “Laxatives are not recommended for children unless they are prescribed by a GP.”

Consultation and inquiry submissions

Below are copies of consultation responses and Select Committee submissions to which the PCF has contributed: