No-deal Brexit could see ops cancelled, NHS trust says

NHS trusts could “quickly run out of vital medicine” in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the chief executive of a leading hospital group has warned.

Dr David Rosser of University Hospitals Birmingham (UHB) said that, despite NHS stockpiling, shortages would likely occur due to “unprecedented” distribution challenges.

Medicine shortages could lead to some operations being postponed, he said.

The Department of Health said planning for a no-deal Brexit was “ongoing”.

It added: “We are working closely with the NHS, industry and the supply chain to make detailed plans to ensure continued access to healthcare, medical devices and clinical supplies in the event of no deal.”


Full story on BBC News, 30 January 2019