BIA responds to government approach to Northern Ireland Protocol

Commenting on the Government’s approach to the Northern Ireland Protocol released yesterday, Steve Bates OBE, Chief Executive of the BioIndustry Association said:

 

“The UK’s approach to the supply of medicines in the Northern Ireland Protocol is sadly missing in the document published.

 

“This is deeply disappointing. Industry needs to know now what the legal framework to continue to dispense pharmaceutical products to the NHS in Northern Ireland in seven months’ time will be. The Government has been aware for over 6 months that this is a major issue for the industry. We need more detailed guidance as soon as possible. Patients in Northern Ireland, including many who travel for treatment from the Republic of Ireland need certainty that their treatments will continue to be supplied.”

 

ENDS

 

Notes to Editors

 

1. For any further information please contact Jack Fellows, Communications and Media Manager at the BIA jfellows@bioindustry.org 07825942934

 

2. To read the government’s approach, please follow this link