08 / 5 / 2017 9.31am
Political parties must commit to a series of pledges on Brexit ahead of the 8 June election, says the NHS Confederation.
Launching document Brexit and the NHS: Election 2017 today, the NHS Confederation is asking for a series of nine commitments.
These include a detailed analysis of the benefits and costs resulting from exiting the EU to ensure that the NHS is protected at a time of unexpected service changes.
Another is for continued access to collaborative EU-wide research programmes and clinical trials, developing and testing better treatments for patients and to guarantee research funding beyond Brexit.
The full set of proposals is attached