The government is working closely with the NHS and suppliers to help to ensure medicines and medical products continue to be available for patients if there is a ‘no deal’ Brexit.
Get prescriptions as normal
Please keep ordering your repeat prescriptions and taking your medicines as normal. It is unnecessary to change how you order and take your medicines.
It's important you don't ask for more medicines than you normally need, doing so risks pressure on availability of medicines for other people.
What the goverment is doing
The government has put in place contingency measures to help ensure medicines continue to be available. These include:
Buffer stocks in the UK
The government has recommended that pharmaceutical wholesalers build up at least 6 weeks' extra stocks above their usual buffer stock levels in preparation for Brexit on 31 October 2019. It has secured additional warehouse capacity for the stockpiled medicines. These stocks will continue to be replenished when used.
The surgery has been advised NOT to stock pile medicines, as this will not be necessary. It is therefore not helpful or appropriate for anyone to create their own personal supply of medicines at home as this risks pressure on the practice being able to supply medicines to everyone.
For more information about medicines supply, please click on the link below.
Medicines supply after Brexit