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Plans for medicines supplies post Brexit are in good shape, says Government

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Epilepsy Society has welcomed the news that 96 per cent of medicine suppliers in the UK have now responded to the Government about their preparations for exiting the European Union.

Epilepsy Society responds to risks around medication shortages

Stephen Canning, Head of External Affairs

On 7 October 2019, The Mirror published an article about the risks surrounding medication shortages. Here is the full quote that we sent to them.

Epilepsy Society welcomes latest plans to ensure supply of medicines post Brexit

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Epilepsy Society's Chief Executive Clare Pelham says she is pleased to learn that the Government has now signed up eight firms to help bring in vital medicines to the UK after Brexit on 31 October 2019

Health Secretary Matt Hancock reassures that Government are “taking all appropriate steps” to ensure continuation of medication supplies

The Department of Health and Social Care has reassured those living with epilepsy that they are doing "everything they can" to ensure the continuation of medicines supply after the UK leaves the EU. Health Secretary, Matt Hancock, writes for the Epilepsy Society blog.

DHSC says robust plans in place to prevent disruption to medicines supplies documented in Operation Yellowhammer

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The Department of Health and Social Services (DHSC) has assured us they are doing everything they can to ensure an uninterrupted supply of medicines following Brexit on 31 October.

Epilepsy Society reassures people that contingency plans are in place for medicines post Brexit

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Epilepsy Society reassures people that contingency plans are in place for medicines post Brexit

Gov announces further measures for medicine supplies in case of no-deal Brexit

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The Government has announced further measures to ensure there will be an uninterrupted supply of medicines if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal on 31 October.

Health minister responds to call for information about drug shortages

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Health minister Stephen Hammond MP responds  to Epilepsy Society's call for more information about medicines shortages. Mr Hammond is replying on behalf of Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

Epilepsy Society calls for urgent review of medicines supply chain

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A leading UK charity is calling on Health Secretary Matt Hancock to commission an urgent review of the medicines supply chain as patients are forced to trawl around pharmacies in search of their drugs.

How to manage if there is a shortage of your epilepsy medication

Professor Ley Sander has short, greying hair. He is wearing a dark jacket and an open-necked light-coloured shirt. He is looking pensive.

Epilepsy Society's medical director Professor Ley Sander looks at the problems surrounding shortages of medications and explains what you can do to manage the situation and how the Government is tackling current shortages.

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