The National Audit Office has published a report on supplying the health and social care sector in the context of the UK exiting the EU.
According to the report, the Government’s ‘worst case’ assumption is that the flow of goods across the channel could reduce by 40%-60%. This statistic has underpinned DHSC preparations.
These preparations have been focused in three areas:
- Building up stockpiles and obtaining space in warehouses
- Re-routing supplies to avoid busy crossings
- Procuring additional freight capacity and preparing suppliers
- Increasing DHSC’s ability to monitor the situation and respond
Read more on the potential impact of Brexit on the UK Life Sciences industry on MAP Online.