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An 'Express Freight Service' Is Going To Bring Urgent Medicines To The UK After Brexit

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15.08.2019

An “express freight service” will help transport urgent medicines into the country when the UK leaves the EU, the government has announced.

Potential service providers are being invited to bid for a £25 million contract which will help ensure continuity of supply after Brexit – regardless of whether this takes place with or without a deal, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) said.

It will allow small parcels of medicines and products to be delivered within 24 hours, with the potential for larger quantities to be moved within 2 to 4 days.

It can also deliver temperature controlled products if needed, the DHSC added.

The contract will last at least 12 months and the government has not specified what form the transport could take.

Health minister Chris Skidmore said: “I want to........

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