Scarborough and Rydale CCG is working to be in the best position it can be for a looming Brexit deadline.
According to Yorkshire Coast Radio, the health body said it wanted to be “as ready as it can be” for the new January 31 deadline.
The news outlet detailed how a report which went before the CCG’s governing body meeting last week added: ”If ratification has not happened by 31 January 2020 the legal default is the UK will leave the EU without a deal.
“The new EU Exit date may pose challenges given the festive holiday, winter pressures and staffing capacity however we will continue to review our plans and work through any outstanding issues to ensure we are as ready as we can be however the UK leaves the EU.”
It continued: “The key message is that we do not stand down too much too soon. If the withdrawal agreement stands then there will be a transition period of 14 months to deal with any likely changes.”
The report added that “no current risks” had been identified across North Yorkshire are the county’s CCGs were in regular contact.
It concluded: “We will continue to work to ensure that EU Exit and its implications on health and care services are discussed on a regular basis to ensure sufficient oversight.”
Last month, NHS England approved the merger of North Yorkshire CCGs.
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