Medway Community Healthcare (MCH) provides a wide range of high quality community health services for Medway residents; from health visitors and district nurses to speech and language therapists and out of hours urgent care.
Published on: 22 October 2019
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A great deal of preparation, planning and testing has already been carried out to make sure that health and care services continue to run smoothly after our exit from the EU.
As part of that, all NHS organisations, Kent County Council and Medway Council are working together with NHS England, the Department of Health and Social Care, other government departments, as well as our partners and suppliers to make sure we can continue to provide high quality care.
We’re good at planning for different scenarios and all organisations have arrangements in place to deal with events that could disrupt services.
Every organisation, including ours, has been through an assessment to look at how prepared they are and to identify any issues which could potentially cause disruption. The government has been working hard to make sure patients can continue to receive the medication they need after the UK leaves the EU.
You can find more questions and answers about medicines, here.
Analysis by the Kent Resilience Forum suggests that in Kent we may have the added challenge of potential delays on our roads, as it may take longer for freight and tourist traffic leaving the UK to get through cross-channel border controls. As part of our comprehensive preparations for our exit from the EU the local NHS, alongside many organisations across Kent, has prepared for the impact on staff and patients of any traffic disruption.
You can find out more about how Kent and Medway has prepared for potential traffic pressures through the links below.
What you can do to prepare for the EU Exit in Kent and Medway: