Patients: Safety

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Paul Farrelly Paul Farrelly Labour, Newcastle-under-Lyme

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that patient safety will be protected in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Photo of Chris Skidmore Chris Skidmore Vice-Chair, Conservative Party, Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Department is working with its partners across Government, the National Health Service, arm’s length bodies, local authorities, industry and the wider health and care system to ensure that all relevant parties are prepared for exiting the European Union.

The quality and safety of patient care is paramount in our preparedness plans.

The work being undertaken includes securing continued supplies of medicines, medical devices and clinical products, and ensuring that the NHS continues to have sufficient staff to maintain quality of care and the safety of patients.

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