Brexit And UK Procurement: Be Ready For Day 1
There are six weeks or less for medtech companies to be ready to operate as well as they can under Brexit – assuming that it will take place at the third time of asking. The new NHS procurement scheme, already in place, is another potentially disruptive concept for UK companies to adapt to.
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