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NHS Brexit bulletin issue 2
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Brexit bulletin

Article 50 triggered

The triggering of Article 50 represents the official start of the UK government’s negotiations to leave the EU. Read the response from the Cavendish Coalition, which calls for the safeguarding of the health and social care workforce.

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The NHS must keep watch

In this blog, Elisabetta Zanon, director of the European Office, outlines what lies ahead for the NHS now that the UK government has formally notified Brussels of its intention to leave the EU.

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Key decisions for the NHS

The latest infographic from the NHS European Office takes a look at the key decisions needed for the NHS during the Brexit negotiations.


Podcast: What happens now?

Our second Brexit podcast explores the process of leaving the EU, including the implications for cross-border working for Northern Ireland, the only physical border between the UK and Europe.

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Brexit animation

Watch and share our short animation for a handy summary of the key issues to be negotiated over the next two years.

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Planning resources from CIPD

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development has created a Brexit hub to support you in your planning. Take a look at their resources, including a perspective from Peter Cheese, CEO of CIPD, and an analytical insight on workforce trends.


Data on EU doctors in the UK

Get the stats on UK doctors from the EU in this key report from the General Medical Council. It includes the breakdown of qualified doctors by speciality, age, location and length of time working in the UK.


Mental health and Brexit

Elisabetta Zanon outlined the specific Brexit issues that could impact mental health services at the Mental Health Network Annual Conference in March. Read a full summary of the presentation and see the slides.

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Brexit, trade and health

The NHS European Office provided the NHS perspective at a recent event in Brussels exploring the future trade and investment relationship between the UK and the EU. Find out more about this European Public Health Alliance event on our news page.

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Northern Ireland and the EU exit

Read the key discussion points from our roundtable event, where senior health and care representatives from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland shared the specific challenges that the EU exit poses for them.

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The Brexit negotiators

Take a look at the people behind the scenes of the Brexit negotiations from both the EU and the UK, in this handy summary from the BBC.

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Conditions for reaching an agreement

Hear from Michel Barnier, chief negotiator for the European Commission, as he comments on Brexit negotiations with the UK at the plenary session of the European Committee of the Regions.

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Brexit: The workforce leadership challenge

NHS Employers and the Universities and Colleges Employers Association have launched two events to discuss positive ways of responding to the workforce challenges around Brexit for both the NHS and the higher education sector. Book now.

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Get the expert view on our future relationship with Europe from key decision-makers across the health and care landscape. Bookings are now open for Confed17, taking place in Liverpool on 14 and 15 June.

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Share your views

We’d like to make the Brexit bulletin as informative as possible. If you have any comments or would like to see specific topics covered in the coming issues, please let us know.