Thank you for responding to our recent survey on practice needs in the event of a no-deal Brexit. We rely on your input.
Following a discussion at our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 24 January, we asked you about the impact of a no-deal EU exit on your practice-critical Non-Clinical Goods and Services (NCGS). Medical devices, clinical consumables and medicines are being considered separately.
We asked you to consider:
- The dependency of those goods/ services on that front-line service;
- The criticality of that front-line service and its clinical importance; and
- Outsourced services such as equipment maintenance.
We had a really good response and have been able to advise officials about supply concerns across London in good time. Whilst there were a number of respondents who are unconcerned about the impact of no-deal Brexit, those who do harbour concerns highlighted a number of non clinical products and services which they fear might be affected. These include:
- Printer ink;
- Prescription pads;
- Couch roll;
- Cleaning products;
- Prescription paper;
- Hand towels;
- Telephone systems;
- Practice cleaning products; and
We will continue to work with officials to identify and anticipate the impact of Brexit on London general practice, be it no-deal or otherwise. Other possible EU exit risks include:
- Goods or services that have supply chain touch points in the EU;
- Personal data held in EU member countries;
- Supply routes into the UK via Dover/ Calais; and
- Dependencies on EU regulations.
If you have any comments or questions about this work, please contact us.
This word cloud gives some indication of respondents’ concerns.
Last updated : 20 Mar 2019