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Hospitals are struggling to source drugs amid uncertainty over the UK’s future relationship with the EU, health leaders have warned.

Some hospitals are reporting difficulties in obtaining around 160 drugs per day, which is more than five times what they would normally expect.

NHS Providers, which represents trusts in England, told BBC's Newsnight programme that one trust had reported a shortage of 300 different drugs.

The NHS has been told not to stockpile medicines, as the Government claims plans are in place to ensure supplies are continued in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

BBC News website - Unprecedented drug shortage linked to Brexit, NHS bosses say

 

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