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Patients: Safety

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 286668, tabled on 4 September 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that patient safety will be protected in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal.

Answered on

9 September 2019

The Department is working with its partners across Government, the National Health Service, arm’s length bodies, local authorities, industry and the wider health and care system to ensure that all relevant parties are prepared for exiting the European Union.

The quality and safety of patient care is paramount in our preparedness plans.

The work being undertaken includes securing continued supplies of medicines, medical devices and clinical products, and ensuring that the NHS continues to have sufficient staff to maintain quality of care and the safety of patients.