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The UK's most senior medical officer has issued a stark warning that people could die as a result of a No deal Brexit.
As Boris Johnson met the Irish leader Leo Varadkar in search of a deal to get the UK out of the EU, Professor Dame Sally Davies admitted lives were 'at risk' if EU talks fail.
Health - Authorities - Shortages - Medicines - Technology
She said that health authorities could not be sure there would not be shortages not just of medicines but of technology and gadgets used by doctors to save lives.
It is the latest warning about the potential impact of a No Deal departure and comes amid increasing bullishness at the heart of Government about unilaterally quitting the EU.
Dame - Sally - BBC - Radio - Today
Dame Sally told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: 'The health service and everyone has worked very hard to prepare.
'But I say what I've said before - that we cannot guarantee that there will not be shortages, not only in medicines but technology and gadgets and things.
'And there may be deaths, we can't guarantee there won't.'
Pressed whether lives are at risk, she replied firmly: 'They are at risk.'
Comments - Couple - Days - Government - Brexit
Her comments come just a couple of days after the Government published a Brexit 'no-deal readiness' report in which Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared that he can 'confidently' say the UK is...
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