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December 11, 2018
A no-deal Brexit could create disruption over importing and exporting medicines at the Anglo-French border for up to six months, the Government has predicted.

A no-deal Brexit could create disruption over importing and exporting medicines at the Anglo-French border for up to six months, the Government has predicted.
 
In a letter published on 7 December, health and social care secretary Matt Hancock said Britain exiting the European Union without a deal will "significantly" reduce access across the channel for "up to six months".
 

October 17, 2018
Pharmacists must implement new validation processes from today (17 October) to prioritise the limited stocks of EpiPen junior 150 microgram (mcg), the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England have said.

Pharmacists must implement new validation processes from today (17 October) to prioritise the limited stocks of EpiPen junior 150 microgram (mcg), the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) and NHS England have said.

Following ‘critical’ shortages of the device, the DHSC and NHS England asked pharmacists to validate both private and NHS prescriptions before ordering and supplying the device to a patient.

December 19, 2007
A lack of skilled nurses and a shortage of cots in England could put premature and ill babies at risk, a study claims

A lack of skilled nurses and a shortage of cots in England could be putting premature and sick babies at risk, a study claims.

A UK National Audit Office (NAO) report found that there are "significant shortages" of trained nurses across England, and that baby units are operating above their capacity.

And the NAO said that both issues mean that units had to close their doors to new admissions once a week on average during 2006-07.