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Concerns raised about Brexit's impact on the NHS

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Concerns raised about Brexits impact on the NHS

The Royal College of Radiologists has warned that doctors should prepare for delays in obtaining some drugs in the days following Britain’s exit from the EU.

Guidance has been released for radiologists advising them to keep their “workload lighter” in the days following Brexit, currently 29 March 2019, as it is still uncertain what the impact will be on the availability of radioisotopes (radioactive liquids used to destroy cancer cells).

In addition, radiologists have been asked to prioritise requests based on clinical need now in case supplies are low after 29 March 2019.

Of course, we still don’t know how MPs are going to vote and there is still the potential to extend Article 50. This, however, may just have the effect of delaying the reduction in supplies of medication to another later date.