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Medical supplies could be held up at border after Brexit, peers hear

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 01 November 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4640
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Delays at the UK border resulting from a “no deal” Brexit could be a problem for supplies of medical products with a short shelf life, such as radioisotopes and some gene therapies, a House of Lords subcommittee has heard.1

Mark Dayan, policy and public affairs analyst at the health think tank the Nuffield Trust, told peers on the EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee on 31 October, “One of the biggest short term worries about a no deal Brexit for the NHS is the disruption in supplies caused by delays.” The subcommittee is charged with scrutinising proposed EU legislation on home …

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