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Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th October 2019.

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Photo of Janet Daby Janet Daby Labour, Lewisham East

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure the supply of medicines to hospitals in the event of the UK leaving the EU without a deal.

Photo of Edward Argar Edward Argar Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Department wants to reassure patients we are doing everything necessary to make sure they can access the medicines and medical products they need after the United Kingdom leaves the European Union on 31 October, whatever the circumstances.

The Department, in consultation with the devolved administrations, has been working with trade bodies, product suppliers, and the health and care system in England to make detailed plans that should ensure continuation of the supply of medicines to the whole of the UK and its Crown Dependencies.

On 26 June, we wrote to suppliers of medicines to the UK from or via the EU or European Economic Area setting out our continuing multi-layered approach to support continuity of supply of medicines and medical products from 31 October.

Further details can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/medicines-and-medical-products-supply-government-updates-no-deal-brexit-plans

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