Steve Oldfield, the Chief Commercial Officer of the DHSC, has communicated information regarding the Government’s contingency plans in order to ensure the continuity of supply of Medical Devices and Clinical Consumables (MDCC) products from EU into the UK in the event of a ‘No Deal’ EU Exit. As part of this, a Dedicated Shipment Channel (DSC) has been established for MDCC products that are not stocked in the UK and are routinely shipped to order from the EU with short lead times (24 to 72 hours).
DHSC would like to draw your attention that in order to gain access to this contingency measure suppliers are required to have registered via an online portal: https://shipper.mixmovematch.com/RegisterDSCSupplier
If you have not registered. This means that, at present, you will be unable to access the Dedicated Shipment Channel.
As a supplier of MDCC products, DHSC have identified that you may require use of a short lead time import solution; if you have received this guidance and registered via the portal, then you are likely to be eligible to use the DSC. Further information on the DSC is attached.
All registered suppliers will be able to request access to the DSC via the National Supply Disruption Response (NSDR) system as outlined in the letter from Steve Oldfield on 26 March 2019. Access to the DSC will be granted based on the needs of the Health and Social Care systems across the UK and Crown Dependencies.
There is also no requirement for suppliers to use the DSC and they should exhaust all other options prior to requesting access, including the Government Secured Freight Capacity. Guidance on accessing the Government Secured Freight Capacity is also attached. However, if you think there is any possibility that you will need to use the Dedicated Shipment Channel, please register as soon as possible, as unregistered suppliers cannot be granted access.
How to Register
In order to register please visit https://shipper.mixmovematch.com/RegisterDSCSupplier and complete the registration form. In order to utilise the DSC for shipment you are required to complete all sections of the form. Please pay particular attention to the points below.
In order to ship your products by Road we require the following pieces of information:
In order to ship your products by Road AND Air we require the following pieces of information:
To support you in completion of the registration form an FAQ document is available in a green link at the top of the registration form.
If you have any further questions not covered in the FAQs, please contact email@example.com and we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.
EU Exit Team
Department of Health and Social Care