Subject Predicate Object
1rrFsYwd
a
Resource
Answer
Written answer
answer has question
6kIrTLEf
answer has answering person
Stephen William Hammond
answer text
<p>On 23 August 2018, the Department wrote to all pharmaceutical companies that supply prescription only medicines and pharmacy medicines to the United Kingdom that come from, or via, the European Union or European Economic Area (EEA) asking them to ensure a minimum of six weeks’ additional supply in the UK, over and above existing business-as-usual buffer stocks, by 29 March 2019.</p><p> </p><p>We recognise, however, that certain medicines with short shelf lives, including medical radioisotopes, cannot be reasonably stockpiled. Where these medicines are imported from the EU or EEA, we have asked that suppliers prepare plans to air freight these medicines from the EU, that can be implemented in the event of a ‘no deal’ exit.</p><p> </p><p>Since then we have received very good engagement from industry who share our aims of ensuring continuity of medicines supply for patients is maintained and able to cope with any potential delays at the border that may arise in the short term in the event of a ‘no deal’ exit. We recognise that information received from companies about medicines and supply chains is commercially sensitive; therefore, it is not appropriate to release this information publicly.</p><p> </p><p>We expect supply chains for air-freighted medicines from the EU/EEA to the UK to operate as they do now.</p>
answer given date
answer has answering body
Department of Health and Social Care
written answer has answering body
Department of Health and Social Care
Department of Health and Social Care
answering body has written answer
1rrFsYwd
answering body has answer
1rrFsYwd
6kIrTLEf
question has answer
1rrFsYwd
Stephen William Hammond
answering person has answer
1rrFsYwd