EU Exit

EU Exit

EU Exit

27th Mar 2019

At Alder Hey we are working closely with our NHS colleagues to make sure that we are fully prepared for the UK’s exit from the European Union (‘Brexit’ or ‘EU Exit’) in whatever form that may take, including a ‘no deal’ outcome to current negotiations.


Acting upon guidance received from the Government, we have put plans in place to make sure that the quality of care and treatment that we provide here at Alder Hey should not be affected by the UK’s exit from the EU. As far as our staff, patients and families are concerned, this means that it is ‘business as usual’.

Our plans include ensuring the continued supply of medicines and other medical products, so if you normally obtain prescriptions from your GP which are dispensed by our community pharmacists, please do keep getting your medicines this way. It is very important to make sure that prescribed medicines continue to be taken as normal. Over two and a half million prescription items are dispensed in England every day, and the NHS has existing ways of making sure that patients get the medicines that they need even under difficult circumstances. You can read NHS England's answers to common questions about getting your medicines after EU Exit.

The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) is leading the response to EU Exit across the health and care sector. Alder Hey is actively involved in reviewing the guidance and subsequent planning and preparation.

Further information for patients is available from

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