Government preparations for March 2019 ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario

Herts Valley CCG have provided the following up-date.

Here is a letter from the Department of Health and Social Care providing an update on the Government’s ongoing preparations for a March 2019 ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario and what the health and care system needs to consider. The letter outlines that hospitals, GPs and community pharmacies do NOT need to stockpile additional medicines beyond their business as usual stock levels. There is also NO need for clinicians to write longer NHS prescriptions. Clinicians should advise patients that they will not need to and should not seek to store additional medicines at home.