The Department of Health & Social Care issued Guidance around Operational Readiness following an exit from the EU, particularly focusing on a ‘No Deal’ exit.
Fordingbridge Surgery has carried out a risk assessment and contacted all companies that we rely on for our day to day functioning and supplies. So far no issues have been raised or identified.
The Government has instructed pharmaceutical companies that they should ensure they have an additional six weeks supply of medicines in the UK on top of their own normal stock levels.
The Government is working closely with companies who provide medicines in the UK to ensure patients continue to get the medicines they need.
Hospitals, GPs and community pharmacies throughout the UK have been instructed that they should not take any steps to stockpile additional medicines, beyond their business as usual stock levels. There is also no need for Doctors to write longer NHS prescriptions. Patients will not need to and should not seek to store additional medicines at home.
The government is warning travellers that European Health Insurance Cards (EHICs) may not be valid after Brexit in the event of a no deal.
Published: Feb 1, 2019