Reference 2019-88

REF:           2019-88

Subject:       Brexit preparation



All the questions relate to guidance issued by the Department of Health and Social Care on 21 December 2018.

Please send the following information:

  1. Has your organisation appointed a senior responsible officer for EU Exit preparation? If so, who is it and what is their existing job title with the trust?
  2. All NHS trusts and foundation trusts have been asked to undertake internal reviews/self-assessments of purchased consumables, goods and services (non-clinical) to understand any risks to operations if there is disruptions in supply in the event of a no-deal EU exit. Please send your trust’s review/self-assessment.
  3. All NHS trusts and foundation trusts were asked to assess whether their organisation has incurred (or expects to incur) a reduction in the number of EU nationals in your workforce before the UK leaves the EU. Please confirm if you have carried out this assessment, and if you have please send the assessment.
  4. All NHS trusts and foundation trusts were told to undertake local risk assessments to identify any staff groups or services that may be vulnerable if there is a shortfall of EU nationals. Please confirm if you have carried out such assessments, and if you have please send the assessments.




Section 21: Information already available

This exemption applies if the information requested is already accessible to the requester. You could apply this if you know that the requester already has the information, or if it is already in the public domain.


Please follow the link for the Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) report titled “No Deal Brexit – Guidance and Response”:


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