Results 1–20 of 37 for brexit speaker:Stephen Hammond

Speaker’s Statement: The National Health Service (23 Oct 2019)

Stephen Hammond: ...She knows how much I oppose no deal, but I say gently to her that I spent more hours of my life than I care to remember between December last year and July ensuring that in the event of a no-deal Brexit the NHS would have the supplies it needs, and I am confident that my successor as the Minister for Health, my hon. Friend the Member for Charnwood (Edward Argar), will be able to reassure...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Radioisotopes: Imports (10 Jul 2019)

Stephen Hammond: ...‘no deal’ exit scenario on 31 October. Further details can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/medicines-and-medical-pro ducts-supply-government-updates-no-deal-brexit-plans We recognise that some medical radioisotopes have a short shelf life and cannot be stockpiled. Therefore, as part of the Department’s contingency planning ahead of a possible...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Drugs (10 Jul 2019)

Stephen Hammond: ...‘no deal’ scenario on 31 October. Further details can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/medicines-and-medical-pro ducts-supply-government-updates-no-deal-brexit-plans We recognise that suppliers may incur additional storage costs for stockpiling medicines or switching to air freight We have been working closely with industry to minimise costs and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Drugs (2 Jul 2019)

Stephen Hammond: ...alternative arrangements using airfreight. Further details can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/medicines-and-medical-pro ducts-supply-government-updates-no-deal-brexit-plans While we never give guarantees, we are confident that, if everyone – including suppliers, freight companies, international partners and the health and care system – does what they...

Interim NHS People Plan (5 Jun 2019)

Stephen Hammond: ...what needs to be done in the next phase, which will be published later in the year. He will know that we have been working with other EU members to ensure that, after what I hope is an orderly Brexit, there is continued recognition of medical qualifications. He will know that the European Commission has already set out its desire for a wide-ranging, extensive reciprocal healthcare...

Leaving the EU: Health and Social Care — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (19 Mar 2019)

Stephen Hammond: ...of the Government, are absolutely committed to ensuring that there are in place detailed plans, which I hope I will be able to outline and reassure hon. Members about, to ensure that in any post-Brexit scenario the health and social care of our country’s citizens is our top priority. I thank the hon. Member for Argyll and Bute (Brendan O'Hara) for securing the debate and commend him for...

Leaving the EU: Health and Social Care — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (19 Mar 2019)

Stephen Hammond: ...engage with her, and with chairs of other all-party parliamentary groups. It is also worth putting on the record the relationship that we are likely to have with the European Medicines Agency post Brexit. The Government are clearly striving for a deal, and in the light of the withdrawal agreement being signed, the political declaration sets out that it is the UK’s intention to explore...

Leaving the EU: Health and Social Care — [Mr Peter Bone in the Chair] (19 Mar 2019)

Stephen Hammond: Had the hon. Lady joined me in walking through the Lobby to vote for the withdrawal agreement—so that Brexit would happen on 29 March and leaving without a deal would be impossible—she would know that all the arrangements currently in place would pertain. We are talking about arrangements for a no-deal situation, which I and the Government certainly hope will not happen. These...

Written Ministerial Statements — Department of Health and Social Care: Department of Health and Social Care Update (25 Feb 2019)

Stephen Hammond: ...and clinical trials will be regulated. This guidance can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-medicines-med ical-devices-and-clinical-trials-would-be-regulated-if-there s-no-brexit-deal/how-medicines-medical-devices-and-clinical- trials-would-be-regulated-if-theres-no-brexit-deal. In August, the Government also published a dedicated technical notice on the unilateral...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (15 Jan 2019)

Stephen Hammond: .... This can be accessed at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/further-guidance- note-on-the-regulation-of-medicines-medical-devices-and-clin ical-trials-if-theres-no-brexit-deal

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS: Christmas (7 Jan 2019)

Stephen Hammond: ...Secretary of State for Health and Social Care wrote to frontline health and care organisations on 7 December 2018 to update them on the Government’s preparations for a potential ‘no deal’ Brexit and what the health and care system needs to consider in the period leading up to March 2019. On 21 December 2018, the Department published ‘EU Exit operational readiness guidance’,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Department of Health and Social Care: Brexit (21 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: Since July 2016, the Department has signed 16 non-disclosure agreements with private companies and 10 with trade associations relating to our medical supply no-deal Brexit contingency planning. By signing non-disclosure agreements, the Department can talk to the industry in confidence prior to making public statements and issuing advice. This means that when we go out to the whole industry,...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: NHS (17 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: ...plans. The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care also wrote to health and care providers on 7 December 2018 to update them on the Government's preparations for a potential no-deal Brexit. The letter provides an update on what the health and care system needs to consider in the period leading up to March 2019. It includes plans relating to the continued supply of: - medicines and...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Drugs: Manufacturing Industries (17 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: ...our aims of ensuring continuity of medicines supply for patients is maintained and able to cope with any potential delays at the border that may arise in the short term in the event of a no-deal Brexit. On 7 December, we wrote again to those companies to inform them of the Government’s updated border planning assumptions and planned response to those. We followed that up with a...

Cat Welfare: NHS: Staffing Levels (11 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: I absolutely recognise that Brexit is a pressure on the system, but we should also recognise that there are 4,367 more professionals working in the NHS from the EU than there were at the date of the referendum. It is important to put that on the record.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Drugs (5 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: ...our aims of ensuring continuity of medicines supply for patients is maintained and able to cope with any potential delays at the border that may arise in the short term in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The Department does not expect to see significant changes to existing medicine supply chains or capacity in the intervening period, however we will be monitoring this closely. There is...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Drugs (5 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: ...companies that supply prescription-only and pharmacy medicines for National Health Service patients from, or via, the EU or European Economic Area asking them, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, to ensure they have a minimum of six weeks additional supply in the United Kingdom, over and above their business as usual operational buffer stocks, by 29 March 2019. Our contingency plan relies...

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Drugs (5 Dec 2018)

Stephen Hammond: ...2018, the Department wrote to pharmaceutical companies that supply prescription-only and pharmacy medicines from, or via, the EU or European Economic Area asking them, in the event of a no-deal Brexit, to ensure they have a minimum of six weeks additional supply in the United Kingdom, over and above their business as usual operational buffer stocks, by 29 March 2019.

Written Answers — Department of Health and Social Care: Breast Cancer: Drugs (28 Nov 2018)

Stephen Hammond: ...our aims of ensuring continuity of medicines supply for patients is maintained and able to cope with any potential delays at the border that may arise in the short term in the event of a no-deal Brexit. We understand medicines for breast cancer patients are vitally important to many people in this country. However, the Department recognises that through its medicines supply contingency...

Budget Resolutions - Income Tax (Charge) (31 Oct 2018)

Stephen Hammond: ...and others have acknowledged, risks lie ahead. The OBR’s growth forecast today is 1 percentage point lower than it was in 2015. There can be no other explanation than the uncertainty surrounding Brexit. If we had continued with the level of growth projected in 2015, not only could we have undertaken the largest fiscal loosening in a generation, providing vital investment for public...


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