Drugs: Refrigerators

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 10th January 2019.

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Photo of Nick Smith Nick Smith Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate his Department has made of the number of refrigerators purchased for the preservation of medicines as part of contingency planning in the event the UK leaves the EU without a deal up to 20 December 2018.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

As part of the Department’s ‘no deal’ European Union exit contingency planning a tender process to procure additional warehouse space for stockpiled medicines, including ambient, refrigerated and controlled drug storage, was undertaken in October 2018.

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