Public Health Wales services ready for Brexit
Public Health Wales is reassuring the public that we have robust arrangements in place ahead of the United Kingdom’s planned departure from the European Union on 31 December 2020.
The organisation has been preparing for the UK’s departure from the EU, and we are urging anyone engaging with our services to do so as normal.
Members of the public who are invited to one of our screening programmes should attend their appointment or complete the test kit as usual. Anyone eligible for any type of vaccination under our Vaccines and Preventable Diseases Programmes – and particularly the Beat Flu campaign this winter – should seek a vaccination as normal.
Executive Director of Public Health Services and Senior Responsible Owner for Brexit Preparedness, Dr Quentin Sandifer, said:
“We have been preparing for Brexit for some time, and we are reassuring the public that robust arrangements are in place ahead our departure from the European Union on 31 January 2020.
“If you are invited to participate in one of our screening programmes, please attend your appointment or complete your test kit as normal. The programmes will be delivered as usual.
“Our supplies of vaccines, including the flu, MMR, and Meningitis vaccines, are also more than sufficient. If you are eligible for vaccination, please take action to get vaccinated as you would normally.
“Public Health Wales is working in close collaboration with the Welsh Government and Public Health England to maintain our Brexit preparedness.”
Public Health Wales delivers a range of screening programmes for the public. These are:
- Cervical Screening Wales
- Breast Test Wales
- Bowel Screening Wales
- Wales Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening Programme
- Diabetic Eye Screening Wales
- Antenatal Screening Wales
- Newborn Hearing Screening Wales
- Newborn Bloodspot Screening Wales
Public Health Wales also delivers the Help Me Quit service for smokers, and this service will not be affected by the UK’s departure from the European Union. Anyone who wants to quit smoking should call 0800 085 2219, Text HMQ to 80818, or visit helpmequit.wales for free, effective and tailored help and support
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