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AOP releases guidance on preparing for a no-deal Brexit

Topics covered include the implications for staff, medicines and data protection if the UK exits the EU without agreement

18 Jan 2019 by Selina Powell

The AOP has prepared guidance for practitioners on the implications of a no-deal Brexit for optical practices.

The information, which is published on the AOP website, outlines key points in the UK Government’s guidance published just before Christmas on how NHS service providers in England can prepare for a no-deal Brexit.

“This page will help you think about the consequences of a no-deal Brexit for your practice, and how to manage them,” the AOP guidance states.

It suggests that given the high level of political uncertainty around Brexit, practitioners should review the Government guidance and think about whether they need to do more at this stage.

Topics covered in the guidelines include the implications for staff, medicines and data protection if the UK exits the EU without any agreement.

The guidance also covers key points from statements made on no-deal Brexit planning by the Scottish and Welsh governments.

The AOP has also updated its general guidance covering frequently asked questions about Brexit and optics. 

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