Following Prime Minister Theresa May’s call for finding a national unity solution to Brexit, she will continue her talks in the coming days to find a compromise with Leader of the Opposition Jeremy Corbyn. Should these talks fail, the government will introduce a set of indicative votes on the way forward to Parliament, potentially through alternative voting to ensure finding a compromise. In addition, Parliament yesterday took the constitutionally unprecedented step to legislate against the Government’s wishes in an effort to force the Prime Minister to seek a long extension to Brexit.

As granting any such extension depends on the European Council changing their current position, the legal default remains that the UK will leave the EU without a deal in eight days on 12 April. As such, AMRC continues to work with the Department of Health and Social Care and other key stakeholders to support the sector to develop contingency plans for a no-deal Brexit. DHSC has now published additional no-deal information relevant to clinical trials and clinical investigations including key contact information should issues occur. In addition, DHSC have established new National Supply Disruption Response (NSDR) processes for a no deal Brexit. Further information can be found in this communication, with information relating to clinical trials specifically on page 4. 

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