RCPCH responds to concerns about the impact of a no-deal exit from the European Union

A number of health organisations have voiced their concerns about the potential impact of a no-deal exit from the European Union. We have said that patients should be at the heart of preparations in the lead up to October.

Professor Russell Viner, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) said:

We know that there has been recent public debate about preparedness for a no-deal exit from the EU and patients need assurance on the availability of medicines and treatments. Paediatricians feel that it is absolutely essential that plans being developed are robust and that timely patient facing information is produced by the Department of Health and Social Care and NHS England with input by those working on the frontline. Putting patients first should be at the heart of preparedness.