NOAH comments after the General Election result

Following the General Election result, NOAH, representing the UK animal medicines industry, looks forward to working with the next government to help secure the UK’s future as a global centre of excellence for animal medicines.

NOAH Chief Executive Dawn Howard said: “We will continue to highlight to Government the importance of high standards of animal health and welfare which underpin our food security and public health. Our medicines are vital to support this: they treat and prevent disease keeping our livestock and pets healthy.

“We will be working with our members to provide clarity and guidance as Brexit negotiations commence – seeking the best possible outcome for the veterinary medicines sector,” she said.

Notes for Editors

  1. For more information please contact Dawn Howard or Alison Glennon at NOAH on 020 8367 3131 or see www.noah.co.uk

  2. The National Office of Animal Health represents the UK animal medicines industry. Its aim is to promote the benefits of safe, effective, quality medicines for the health and welfare of all animals.

  3. NOAH’s manifesto circulated to all prospective parliamentary candidates is available on the NOAH website here: https://www.noah.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/NOAH-Manifesto-2017-6pp-A4-web-version.pdf

  4. To deliver a thriving animal medicines sector, post-Brexit, NOAH has set out a series of priorities that will:

    • Support trade and innovation
    • Safeguard animal health and welfare and public health and food safety; ensuring that UK veterinarians and animal keepers continue to have access to a wide range of appropriate veterinary medicines.
    • Ensure businesses have access to skilled staff – the right workforce they need
    • Incentivise product research and development within a regulatory system which continues to be one of the most stringent in the world – making UK the first choice world-leading regulatory authority
    • Encourage companies to do business in the UK as unnecessary regulatory burdens are recognised and removed
    • Ensure transitional arrangements to support business continuity post EU Exit are built, utilising links with specialist EU infrastructure where necessary