Brexit: ‘Spike’ in NHS drug shortages – BBC Newsnight

An unprecedented drug shortage in English hospitals is linked to Brexit, NHS bosses say. Subscribe to our channel here: (

Hospitals across England are experiencing medicine shortages due to “stockpiling and price pressure as the Brexit deadline approaches”, NHS Providers has told BBC Newsnight. The trade association warned some trusts had seen shortages of up to 160 different drugs in the past six weeks. This was compared with just 25 to 30 drugs in normal times, it said.

The Department of Health said there was “no evidence” the “small number of supply issues” were related to Brexit.

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