NHS faces drug shortages as Brexit stockpile used in Covid crisis

NHS Provider in England said Brexit could conjure ‘perfect storm’ of problems in winter

Hospitals could face shortages of drugs during the second wave of Covid because some of the medicines stockpiled for Brexit have already been used, NHS bosses have warned.

NHS Providers, which represents hospitals in England, said problems associated with Brexit could conjure a “perfect storm” of problems this winter that could undermine care, including flu, bad weather, workforce shortages, a resurgence of Covid and an epidemic of burnout among staff.

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