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

Well, it is getting scrutiny and debate now. The change that is being proposed is about making sure we can get people the drugs they need. Of course the responsibility is on the pharmacist to ensure that it is the appropriate drug and, if necessary, that the GP is involved. However, it is absolutely right that we make changes to ensure that we have an unhindered supply of medicines whenever there are shortages—whether that is to do with Brexit or not.