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North East Essex CCG has been working closely with partner agencies to plan for leaving the European Union (EU). This is to make sure health and social care services continue with minimal or no disruption upon leaving the EU.

Nationally, the NHS and its suppliers are working closely with the Government to make sure medicines remain available throughout the process.

Locally, North East Essex CCG is a member of the Local Resilience Forum, a partnership made up of public services including the emergency services, local authorities and the Environment Agency. We are working together to mitigate disruption to our county as we leave the EU.

We want our patients and healthcare colleagues to feel prepared, too, so please follow the links below for the most up-to-date advice.


For patients, residents and local businesses


Over 2.5 million prescription items are dispensed in primary care alone in England every day, and the NHS has existing ways of making sure that you get your medicines and medical products, even under difficult circumstances. The government has also put a range of additional contingency measures in place.

The advice to patients is to continue ordering your repeat prescriptions and taking your medicines as normal. It's important you don't ask for more medicines than you normally need, as doing so risks pressure on availability of medicines for other people.

Getting your medicines if there's a no-deal Brexit

Essex County Council - Information for residents

The Brexit process and how Essex is preparing for Brexit

Information for businesses and employers to help prepare for Brexit


For medical professionals


Planning for a no-deal Brexit: information for the health and care sector

Actions for adult social care providers to prepare for Brexit

FAQs for clinicians

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