NHS and Brexit: Working to ensure you receive medicines and medical products


Occasionally, the NHS does experience temporary disruption to supply of some medicines. The NHS has tried-and-tested ways of making sure you get your medicines and medical products, even under difficult circumstances.

In the unlikely event your medicine is temporarily unavailable, the NHS will work with you to prescribe the best alternative. This could typically be a different brand of medicine or perhaps lower strength medicines to make up the same dose.

On rare occasions it may mean a different medicine to do the same thing, but you will make the decision with your prescriber who will be provided with all the necessary information on how best to do this. This will ensure your treatment continues as normal. The NHS, through your local GP surgery, pharmacy and/or hospital, will help you to stay informed if there are any changes.

If you are concerned, please speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

NHS England initiative ‘Working Together for Change’ (WTfC) is the project that is aimed at engaging with parent/carers and Children and Young People (CYP) (Who are in/Have CYP in Special Schools in Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire) to ascertain what is working well, what is not working well and what is important for the future.


If you have time we would encourage you to complete the following survey:

Working Together for Change - Project Summary

Working Together for Change - Child or Young Person Questionaire

Working Together for Change - Parent Carer Questionaire

Working together for change - Statement for Parent-Carers and CYP

Please see important news on the new local offer for care leavers in Nottinghamshire here

Dear Parents:


As well as threats to the welfare of children from within their families, we know that children may be vulnerable to abuse or exploitation from outside their families - referred to in Working Together 2018 as contextual safeguarding.   The risk of radicalisation is one  example and the Home Office has recently produced a fact sheet on the threat of far right extremism and the response to it, which you may find useful.

Important news

15th March: Fair Access Protocol

Please see the attached letter for the attention of the Head Teacher, regarding the revised Nottinghamshire County Council Fair Access Protocol.

Letter to Head Teachers regarding agreed Fair Access Protocol.pdf


18th January: Nottinghamshire are looking into new ways to manage children and young people with SEND. The link below will take you to the consultation presentation and a survey to gather your thoughts. This consultation is now closed.

If you have ANY questions please email and write ‘consultation’ as the subject.

SAAND Project


At the University of Nottingham, we are interested in why children with Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC) pay attention to the world differently and how this impacts how they learn information and develop skills.

If you have a child between the ages of 7-15 years old with a diagnosis of ASC, please consider taking part! Your child may also have additional learning difficulties.  We will cover travel expenses and providea £15 voucher for participation.

To find out more, contact us at  07806777705 or email at

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