How are we preparing for the EU exit?

Over the past few month we have been holding regular internal meetings with key management leads to assess the potential implications of Brexit. The group’s task was and is to  ensure we have a co-ordinated approach in line with NHS England guidelines, in preparation for Britain exiting the EU on 31 January 2020.

Our approach includes having an overview over our procurement relationships with suppliers and contractors, medical equipment and supplies, medicines, our workforce, our data, research trials and our business continuity plans. We are working in liaison with our local health and social care system and regional EU exit leads. We currently have no specific concerns for LPT staff and patients but we will continue to monitor the situation and respond as appropriate. We will be providing regular updates to staff in the lead-up to the leave date. If you have any concerns please speak to your manager in the first instance or contact our EU Exit Lead Sharon Murphy, deputy director of finance.

There is a specific website that has been set up by NHS England to answer frequently asked questions and concerns raised by the public. Please refer to this for public advice: https://www.england.nhs.uk/eu-exit/

Getting your medicines if there’s a ‘no-deal’ Brexit
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.