On 31 October the United Kingdom (UK) was due to leave the European Union (EU), this is widely known as Brexit.
However, the Government was unable to pass its proposals for leaving through Parliament and an extension has been granted until 31 January. In the meantime, the UK will hold a general election.
Regardless of the ongoing situation, Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust will continue to prepare for a range of situations that could occur as a result of Brexit, to ensure that our services continue to run smoothly. This includes preparing for the continued potential for a ‘no deal’ Brexit.
The Trust has worked with NHS England, the Department of Health and Social Care, multi-agency partners and suppliers to make sure that we can continue to provide high quality care.
The Government is working with the NHS, drug companies, and health professionals to prepare for Brexit. They are doing everything necessary to make sure that patients can continue to access the medicines they need after Brexit on 31 October 2019, whatever the circumstances.
If you or a family member regularly takes medication:
- Take your medication as normal and as prescribed by your doctor or specialist
- Order your repeat prescription in the normal way
- If you are concerned speak to your pharmacist, GP or specialist
The health professionals who prescribes or supplies your prescription, such as your pharmacist, GP, nurse of specialist are the people you should talk to about managing your medicines. For the latest advice and information about what patients need to know about medicines supply after Brexit, visitwww.nhs.uk/Brexit-medicine