Leaving the EU: Contingency Planning

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons on 19th February 2019.

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Photo of Matthew Hancock Matthew Hancock Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

This change is to respond to the shortages that happen from time to time regularly in the NHS. Given that the supply of 12,300 drugs is typical across the NHS, there are always some logistical challenges. This protocol is to try to ensure that we can respond to those challenges as well as possible. Pharmacists are highly trained in what they do and perfectly able to carry this out as proposed.