The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has earmarked a £3 million sum to ensure medication is able to be delivered in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
This contingency relies upon the recruitment of an ‘express freight service’ solely responsible for carrying medicines, blood and transplant tissue into the country within 24 hours of a potential no-deal Brexit on Thursday 31 October.
DHSC sees the contingency as a means of supporting the uninterrupted supply of medicines and medical products where there is ‘urgent need’ or where a supplier’s own logistics are likely to be disrupted. A Freight Capacity Framework Agreement is also under consideration, which will ensure government departments are able to secure freight capacity for essential supply chains as and when required.
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