Could there be a shortage in The Netherlands of the medical devices I need after Brexit?

December 24, 2020, 4 pm: The information on this page will possibly be updated in accordance with the partnership between the EU and the UK.

What medical devices might be affected?

The medical devices that may be affected include insulin syringes, blood glucose meters, wheelchairs, implants, blood bags and suture thread. A transition period will be in place until 31 December 2020. During this period all EU agreements and rules will still apply to the UK and Brexit cannot cause a shortage of your medical devices.

After the transition period the situation may change, depending on what the UK and the EU agree. More information will become available over the course of 2020. 

Read more about medical devices on the Dutch website