We were both interviewed by BBC Newsnight last week for a report on no-deal preparations for pharmaceuticals, and profoundly disagree with the assessment by the Department of Health that it was Brexit scaremongering.
Newsnight made the editorial decision not to name the drug or drug company involved. We agree with that decision, as it should be the DH’s responsibility to be open and transparent about where there are delays and the reasons why. For example, on Friday, the department circulated guidance from the Epilepsy Society stating that there was six weeks’ supply stockpiled of my medication, which contradicts the confidential advice from NHS England that was the basis of the Newsnight story. Only one of these statements can be true.
Full Story: The Guardian, 9th April 2019