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Effects of Brexit on supply chain of medicines examined

5 December 2017

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The Health Committee hears from academics, patient groups and industry on  effects that Brexit could have on the supply chain of medicines, medical devices and other medical products.


Tuesday 5 December 2017 in the Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 2.45pm

  • Dr Andrew Grainger, Assistant Professor in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, University of Nottingham
  • Richard Freudenberg, Secretary-General of the British Association of European Pharmaceutical Distributors
  • Martin Sawer, Executive Director of the Healthcare Distribution Association
  • Dr Jeanette Dickson, Vice President of the Faculty of Clinical Oncology, Royal College of Radiologists 

At 3.45pm

  • Professor Jean McHale, Professor of Healthcare Law and Director of the Centre for Health Law, Science and Policy, University of Birmingham
  • Ian Bateman, Director of Quality at NHS Blood and Transplant
  • Fiona Loud, Policy Director, Kidney Care UK
  • Liz Carroll, Chief Executive, The Haemophilia Society

Purpose of the session

The session covers the logistics of supply chains for medicines and medical devices, the current issues that are faced, and the risks and opportunities Brexit poses for the sector. The session also discusses supply chain and customs issues for time-sensitive products, including medical radioisotopes.

The Committee is also looking at how Brexit could affect regulation of blood, tissues, cells and organs in the UK.  

Further information

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