Many thanks to everyone who recently completed our surveys to gather evidence for the campaign to allow generic adrenaline auto-injectors to be available in schools.
Three surveys were open for parents of school aged children, healthcare professionals and teachers. 1,609 parents, 519 healthcare professionals (half of which were school nurses) and 821 teachers completed the surveys. We are pleased to say the overwhelming proportion of respondents supported our campaign for the introduction of generic AAIs, including over 96% of teachers.
We have now presented our paper to the Department of Health where it was received very favourably. Now, together with the Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), they will consider the proposal and we should find out very soon what their decision is and what the next steps will be.
We will update you as soon as we hear anything on our website and also in Outlook magazine, which will be published in September.