Brexit and Community Pharmacy

Brexit and Community Pharmacy

The UK is currently due to leave the European Union (EU) no later than Friday 31st January 2020. If a deal is agreed earlier, then the leaving date may be before then. In the interim, the Government continues to work on contingency plans to ensure the continued supply of healthcare services and medicines in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

PSNC is representing the interests of community pharmacies in discussions on this topic as part of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) EU Exit Medicines Supply Industry Collaborative Group. We are also working closely with the other national pharmacy organisations via our Community Pharmacy Brexit Forum. Our shared objective is to safeguard the continued supply of medicines to pharmacies and their patients when the UK exits the European Union and to minimise any disruption to supplies of medicines, pricing and the work of community pharmacies.

PSNC is continuing to work with DHSC to safeguard the supply of medicines to pharmacies and their patients, whatever the outcome of the ongoing political debate about Brexit.

LATEST NEWS: UK leave date is extended to 31st January 2020 – DHSC has sent a letter to all suppliers

KEY DOCUMENTS:

PSNC Briefing 005/19: Key actions for pharmacy contractors to prepare for a no-deal exit from the EU

PSNC Briefing 023/19: Serious Shortage Protocols – A guide for community pharmacy teams

Patient Leaflet: Information to give patients affected by medicines shortages.

 

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