To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking to ensure that all medicines approved for use In Great Britain are also available in Northern Ireland.
2 February 2023
Our priority is to safeguard the continued supply of medicines to patients in Northern Ireland and help ensure equity of access for patients across the United Kingdom.
Following negotiations last year, the European Union and UK Government have taken significant practical steps towards resolving outstanding issues with the regulation and supply of medicines under the Northern Ireland Protocol. This includes the introduction of the NI MHRA Authorised Route (NIMAR) to help ensure patients in Northern Ireland can access prescription-only medicines at the same time as patients in Great Britain.