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Policy and Consultation Papers

Policy and Consultation Papers As a national advisory body on HIV treatment and care, BHIVA has produced advisory and guidance papers on health policy related to HIV treatment and care as well as responses to government consultation requests, often in association with other organisations.

NICE draft scope consultation on Renal Stones
BHIVA comments sent to NICE on 15 February 2017.

Consultation on the NICE draft quality standard - Haematological cancers
BHIVA comments sent to NICE on 19 January 2017.

Department for International Development: International Development Committee calls for written evidence on DFID's work on HIV/AIDS
T Barber and K Rogstad, on behalf of the BHIVA International Partnerships Working Group (comments submitted on behalf of BHIVA and BASHH on 10 January 2017).

Consultation on the NICE draft quality standard - Head and neck cancer
BHIVA comments sent to NICE on 7 October 2016.

Northern Ireland Executive consulting on NICE TA - Elbasvir-grazoprevir for treating chronic hepatitis C, and whether it is applicable in Northern Ireland
Comments from the BHIVA/BASHH Consultation Group on Hepatitis Topics sent on 29 September 2016.

Consultation on the NICE draft quality standard - Vaccine uptake in under 19s
BHIVA comments sent to NICE on 29 September 2016.

Consultation on Specialised Services clinical commissioning policies and service specifications
BHIVA comments submitted to NHS England on 23 September 2016.

Consultation on the NICE draft quality standard - Tuberculosis
BHIVA comments submitted to NICE on 8 August 2016.

Consultation on the NICE draft guideline on HIV testing: Increasing the uptake of HIV testing among people at higher risk of exposure
BHIVA comments submitted to NICE on 15 June 2016.

NICE Quality Standard Topic Engagement Exercise - head and neck cancer
BHIVA comments submitted to NICE on 26 May 2016.

Consultation - Infected Blood: Reform of Financial and Other Support
BHIVA comments submitted to Department of Health on 11 April 2016.

NICE Quality Standard Topic Engagement Exercise - Tuberculosis
BHIVA comments submitted to NICE on 22 March 2016.

Consultation on the NICE draft guideline on Non-Hodgkins lymphoma
BHIVA comments submitted to NICE on 4 March 2016.

GMC consultation on confidentiality
British HIV Association (BHIVA) comments submitted to the General Medical Council (GMC) on 18 February 2016.

NICE Quality Standards Consultation – Medicine optimisation
Joint British HIV Association (BHIVA) and HIV Pharmacy Association (HIVPA) comments submitted to the NICE Quality Standards Team on 26 October 2015.

NICE consultation on Transition from children to adults services
BHIVA comments submitted to NICE on 22 October 2015.

NICE draft scope consultation on Sexual health - condom distribution schemes
BHIVA consultation response submitted to NICE on 1 July 2015.

NICE Quality Standard Topic Engagement Exercise - Medicines Optimisation (Document 1)
NICE Quality Standard Topic Engagement Exercise - Medicines Optimisation (Document 2)
Comments from the British HIV Association (BHIVA) with the HIV Pharmacy Association (HIVPA), who sent joint comments on this consultation on 22 June 2015.

Reform of Offences Against the Person: A Scoping Consultation Paper
BHIVA consultation response submitted to the Law Commission on 11 February 2015.

JCVI interim position statement on HPV vaccination of men who have sex with men (MSM)
BHIVA consultation response submitted to Public Health England on 7 January 2015.

Accountability Inquiry into Standards in Sexual and Reproductive Health
BHIVA response submitted to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Sexual & Reproductive Health on 7 November 2014.

NICE: Increasing the uptake of HIV testing among black Africans living in England (PH33) and Increasing the uptake of HIV testing among men who have sex with men (PH34) - Consultation on the Review Proposal
BHIVA response submitted to NICE on 10 July 2014.

ACD 'Sofosbuvir for treating chronic hepatitis C'
BHIVA response submitted to NICE on 4 July 2014.

Draft PHE HIV-infected healthcare worker guidance
BHIVA consultation response submitted to Public Health England on 27 January 2014.

HIV Commissioning meeting - feedback from BHIVA attendees
Download the feedback reports from BHIVA attendees at the Effective Patient Centred Commissioning in HIV Meeting, Thursday 16 January 2014, London.

NHS England's 'Specialised services five year strategy'
BHIVA consultation response submitted to NHS England on 13 December 2013.

Health Technology Appraisal: Review of TA75; Interferon alfa and ribavirin for treating chronic hepatitis C, TA106; Peginterferon alfa and ribavirin for treating mild hepatitis C, and TA200; Pegylated interferons, peginterferon alfa, ribavirin and alfa interferon for treating hepatitis C. Proposal to move the existing guidance to the static list
BHIVA consultation response submitted to NICE, 1 November 2013.

Consultation on charging migrants - BHIVA response
BHIVA response submitted 28 August 2013.

Proposed consolidation and updating of the provision of health services to persons not ordinarily resident regulations
BHIVA response submitted 9 April 2013.

Hepatitis B
BHIVA consultation response submitted to NICE 27 February 2013.

Postnatal Care
BHIVA consultation response submitted to NICE 22 February 2013.

Fertility Guidance
NICE publication dated 21 February 2013.

European Directive 2011/62/EU of the European Parliament and the Council (“the Falsified Medicines Directive”)
BHIVA consultation response submitted to Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency 11 February 2013.

Service Specifications and Clinical Policies
BHIVA consultation response submitted to Clinical Reference Group, January 2013.

Publication of the Quality Standard Caesarean Section scope
NICE publication dated 17 January 2013.

Tuberculosis: clinical diagnosis and management of tuberculosis, and measures for its prevention and control
Joint response from BHIVA and BASHH submitted to NICE, 10 January 2013.

Donor breast milk banks
BHIVA consultation response submitted to NICE, October 2012.

Reducing differences in the uptake of immunisations – Consultation on the draft Review Proposal
BHIVA consultation response submitted to NICE, October 2012.

Britain’s response to the growing threat if drug-resistant tuberculosis
BHIVA consultation response submitted to APPG on Global TB, October 2012.

Deep dermal injection of non absorbable gel polymer for HIV-related facial lipoatrophy
BHIVA consultation response submitted to NICE, October 2012.

Nothing about me without me
BHIVA consultation response submitted to NICE, August 2012.

Hepatitis B and C – ways to promote and offer testing – Consultation on the Draft Guidance
BHIVA consultation response submitted to NICE, August 2012.

Psoriasis guidelines
BHIVA consultation response submitted to NICE, August 2012.

Late HIV diagnosis and the QOF – response to NAT's proposal
BHIVA consultation response submitted to NAT, June 2012.

Management of HIV infected health workers: a paper for consultation
BHIVA consultation response submitted to the Department of Health, March 2012.

Programme Guidance: Tuberculosis: hard to reach groups
BHIVA consultation response submitted to NICE, October 2011.

Clinical guidelines: Caesarean Section
BHIVA consultation response submitted to NICE, October 2011.

Definitions of Avoidable Mortality
BHIVA consultation response submitted to ONS, April 2011.

Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS
BHIVA consultation response submitted to the Department of Health, October 2010.