Friday 18 January 2019 / 11:06 AM Brexit / Jonathan Ashworth

Biggest disruption to patient safety we have ever seen – Jonathan Ashworth

Jonathan Ashworth MP, Labour’s Shadow Health Secretary, responding to the news that Pharmacists are struggling to obtain many common medicines and that uncertainty over Brexit will only make it worse, said:

“It’s astonishing that there remains so much uncertainty for patients more than two and a half years after the Brexit vote. This could be the biggest disruption to patient safety we have ever seen.

“Not only do we have a shortage of drugs, the Government is also proposing emergency legislation that means patients might not get access to the medicines their GPs prescribe.

“The Prime Minister should do the responsible thing and rule out a no deal Brexit which will do so much damage to the NHS and patients.”