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NHS Scotland plans to ensure medicine supply after Brexit

Would no-deal Brexit harm medicine supply in Scottish NHS?


Scotland’s chief medical officer Catherine Calderwood has revealed that the NHS in Scotland has drawn up detailed plans to ensure supply of medicines and equipment after a no-deal Brexit.


Dr Calderwood told the BBC’s Good Morning Scotland programme that plans included a report of what might be problematic to access, and the steps that will be taken to ensure access continued.


This could include having supplies in Scotland in case there is a problem with ferry and air freight and border issues. Dr Calderwood said that it was important that medications, intravenous fluids and equipment continued to be available for Scottish patients, and that the Scottish NHS was working with the Department of Health in England on the issue.


Further information

BBC: NHS Scotland works up ‘detailed’ no-deal Brexit plan

ABPI: Brexit documents