Date: 24 September 2019
CCGs in south east London are working together and with provider trusts and colleagues at NHS England and NHS Improvement to prepare for a no deal exit from the EU.
Our plans are well developed and in line with the NHSE/I and the Department of Health and Social Care guidance. We have also been working with the Local Authorities in our area and each CCG and Trust has been working with Local Resilience Partnerships to ensure our plans are aligned and complementary across health and social care and to ensure this is a collective endeavour to minimise disruption and maintain our services effectively for patients and citizens.
Neither CCGs nor the local health trusts are making local stockpiles. The guidance is clear that local stockpiling is not necessary or appropriate, the government has confirmed that the supply chain for high volume use or care critical items is being supported nationally and medicines will be prioritised for transport.
Locally we have carried out due diligence to ensure our local suppliers have robust arrangements in place where their supplies have EU touchpoints. Information for the public is available on the NHSE website and GPs and Pharmacists are advised to refer patients to this information if they have concerns.
For NHSE/I most update information regarding medicines supply if there is a no-deal Brexit click here.
Please see the updated FAQ for clinicians on the NHS England website here. These updates explain the government’s multi-layered approach to ensure that medicines continue to be available if there is a no-deal EU exit.
CCGs in south east London are working together and with provider trusts and colleagues at NHS England and NHS Improvement to prepare for a no deal exit from the EU