Continuity of medicine supply in the event of a no deal EU exit

The government is working closely with the NHS and suppliers to help to ensure medicines and medical products continue to be available for patients if there is a ‘no deal’ Brexit.

Please keep ordering your repeat prescriptions and taking your medicines as normal. It is unnecessary to change how you order and take your medicines. It's important you don't ask for more medicines than you normally need, doing so risks pressure on availability of medicines for other people.

The government has put in place contingency measures to help ensure medicines continue to be available. These include:

  • Buffer stocks in the UK
  • Transport priority for medicines
  • Preparing medicines suppliers
  • Regulatory Flexibility

Further information for patients on getting medicines if there is a no deal EU exit can be found on and additional information about getting ready for Brexit is available on