Jul 1, 2018

NHS planning 'extensively' for no-deal Brexit

"Extensive" planning is under way to prepare the health service for a no-deal Brexit scenario, the NHS England chief executive says. Simon Stevens said immediate planning was taking place around the supply of medicines and equipment. Ministers say they do not want a "No-deal" scenario. Last October Mr Stevens told MPs he had not been asked by the government to examine the potential impact of the UK leaving in March 2019 with no deal in place. "Asked about this scenario, he told Andrew Marr:"There is immediate planning which the health department, with other parts of government, are undertaking around securing medicine supply and equipment under different scenarios.

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