Advice on getting medicines in the event of a no-deal EU exit

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in News on 23rd October, 2019

Like all NHS providers, we are preparing to deal with the potential consequences of a no-deal EU exit. We are using national guidance and service continuity plans to help minimise any potential disruption and our Chief Pharmacist is participating in regular discussions with the organisations involved in managing this issue.

We would like to reassure the users of our services, and their families and carers, that medicines will continue to be available. In the unlikely event of any shortages of specific medicines or products, the person responsible for your care, your GP or pharmacist can recommend safe and effective alternatives.

As ever, our priority is to make sure we maintain safe, high quality care and services.

Public Health England (PHE) is leading a UK-wide programme ensuring the continuity of supply for centrally-procured vaccines and other products distributed for the UK National Immunisation Programme or used for urgent public health use.

For more information on getting medicines in the event of a no-deal EU exit, NHS England has published clear and helpful advice.
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For more general advice about the EU exit, please visit