Brexit and Medications

We have been informed by the Chief Medical Officer that preparations have been made by the Government to reduce the risk to the supply of medicines, medical devices and clinical consumables at the end of the EU Transition Period.

Medicines and other medical supplies will be given priority for entry into the UK as ‘category 1’ goods.

GP practices, community pharmacies, hospitals, social care providers and members of the public should not stockpile. Prescriptions will be issued as normal. Shortages are a regular occurrence and the NHS has strengthened the systems used to manage the situation. 

There is no need for you to do anything different.