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Government’s no-deal readiness report still leaves questions unanswered, says BMA

BMJ 2019; 367 doi: (Published 09 October 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;367:l5942
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

The UK government has published its no-deal readiness report outlining its preparations for the UK leaving the European Union without a deal on 31 October.1

The 156 page report covers all areas likely to be affected, including border controls, public services, industry, and citizens’ rights. It says that the government has “intensified preparations” on all fronts since 24 July 2019, when Boris Johnson became prime minister.

From a healthcare perspective, however, the BMA said that the report leaves many questions unanswered, including how the supply of critical medicines …

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