EU Exit Planning: Non-Clinical Goods and Services

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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:

  • Stationary;
  • Printer ink;
  • Prescription pads;
  • Couch roll;
  • Paper;
  • Telephony;
  • Cleaning products;
  • Prescription paper;
  • Printer;
  • Hand towels;
  • Testing;
  • Telephone systems;
  • Practice cleaning products; and
  • Toner.

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