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No Deal Update from the Office of Life Sciences

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Matt Hancock, has this week written to suppliers of medicines, medical devices and clinical consumables with a progress update on the Government’s contingency planning approach.

This includes an update on changes to cross-Government planning assumptions about potential border delays, should the UK leave the EU without a deal.

The Secretary of State has also written to the health and care system today with updates on:

– changes to Government planning assumptions (as above)
– supply of medicines and vaccines
– supply of medical devices and clinical consumables
– supply of blood and other products of human origin
– supply of non-clinical consumables, goods and services
– workforce
– research and clinical trials

The letters published have been published online, see links below:

– Medicines supply: No-deal Brexit preparation plans update – link here
– Letter to the health and care sector: Update on preparations for a potential no-deal Brexit – link here
– Medical devices and clinical consumables: No-deal Brexit preparation plans update – link here

All information published by the Department of Health and Social Care on EU Exit can be viewed here. You can also view the MHRA’s own page on EU Exit here.

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