A no deal Brexit will maximise the border disruption, in particular by limiting cooperation at the other side of the border so that truckers going in both directions are held up more in … Please note: your email address is provided to the journal, which may use this information for marketing purposes. As part of the whole-of-government response to Brexit, the Department of Health has established dedicated structures to manage the approach to preparing for the UK’s exit from the EU. However, medicine shortages are already widespread in the UK and the EU due to long-standing structural problems in the medicines supply chain. "It absolutely makes sense for those [batch] testing requirements to be mutually recognised between the EU and the UK, especially at this time where we're trying to do with COVID. Dr Torbett's comments come after British chemical company Croda International, which supplies a key component of the Pfizer COVID vaccine, warned of potential delays to supply chains in the event of a no-deal Brexit. "It should go without saying that Tory ministers must listen to experts in the manufacturing of medicines, and put the public's health and jobs first. Canada Medical Careers: Openings for GP’s across Canada, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust: Consultant in Emergency Medicine, University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust: Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, Government of Jersey General Hospital: Consultant - General Surgeon with subspecialty interest in Vascular Surgery, Women’s, children’s & adolescents’ health. Home. The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020, following Parliamentary approval of the withdrawal agreement. The government is again asking drug suppliers to build up a six week stockpile and is building up its own stockpile of devices and consumables. As a result, many people so far have noticed little impact from Brexit… There will be a transition period until the end of 2020, while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements. No-deal Brexit could disrupt medicines and vaccine delivery, industry warns A major voice in the pharma sector echoes warnings that Brexit … Dr June Raine, chief executive at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), said the regulator was “prepared for any possible outcome”. Hospitals could face shortages of drugs during the second wave of Covid because some of the medicines stockpiled for Brexit have already been used, NHS bosses have warned. ... Supply chains bringing medicines into Northern Ireland will change "significantly" after Brexit, MP's have been warned. NOTE: We only request your email address so that the person you are recommending the page to knows that you wanted them to see it, and that it is not junk mail. ", No-deal Brexit could disrupt medicines and vaccine delivery, industry warns, Dr Richard Torbett says the industry does not need Brexit complications as it battles COVID-19, CBI: Brexit trade deal can aid COVID recovery, Labour's Rachel Reeves has told Sky News that ministers should put public health first. Brexit, particularly a no-deal Brexit, has potentially serious consequences for the supply of medicines in the UK. The government's line is that contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit are in place, including chartering aircraft to bring in drugs with a short shelf-life. Copyright © 2021 BMJ Publishing Group Ltd 京ICP备15042040号-3. London (AFP) – Despite the free trade deal signed by London and Brussels, suppliers of food and medicine fear the rapidly introduced changes will disrupt supplies and increase costs, undercutting government claims of a post-Brexit dividend. Brexit Sparks Fears of Disrupted Food, Drug Supplies by Naharnet Newsdesk 31 December 2020, 08:43 Despite the free trade deal signed by London and Brussels, suppliers of food and medicine fear the rapidly introduced changes will disrupt supplies and increase costs, undercutting government claims of a post-Brexit dividend. The U.K. has remained part of the EU's single market and customs union during the 11-month post-Brexit transition period.