BIVDA absolutely echoes the plea from MedTech Europe calling for sanctions not to affect the provision of healthcare products and services to the region, and we would ask members to feedback their experiences in continuing to supply into the region. The Department for International Trade has an online service for questions relating to trading with Ukraine or Russia which can be found HERE or companies can call 0300 303 8955.
The latest information about sanctions with Russia can be found HERE
Please let us know whether the crisis is having an impact on your business so that we can inform and where possible work with government and the Department of Health and Social Care on supply resilience issues. You can continue to report directly to the DHSC continuity of supply team using the usual routes.
A reminder that the DHSC has published Guidance for members to take from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) which urges organisations to take action to bolster their online defences following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
If companies are undertaking any activity to support those affected in Ukraine, please let us know the details and we will put onto our BIVDA website for others to see and support if they can.