NHS European Office

Brexit talks must tackle ‘burning issues’ to safeguard NHS

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Senior decision-makers involved in drawing up plans for Britain’s withdrawal from the EU have been left in no doubt over what Brexit could mean for the NHS and the key issues they must consider as plans take shape.

A new guide, drawn up by the NHS European Office, shines a light on six possible implications for the NHS and says a series of burning questions must be considered to safeguard the future of the NHS.

Covering the impact of exiting the EU on a number of critical areas for the NHS – expressed by handy BREXIT acronym: budget, research, employment, x-border healthcare, innovation and clinical trials – the one-pager aims to inform key discussions over the coming months. 

Maintaining standards of care 

The NHS European Office, the representative body for NHS organisations in England on EU affairs, is one of 29 organisations involved in the recently launched Cavendish Coalition.

The group, which includes the NHS Confederation, its networks and NHS Employers, is made up of health and social care organisations united by their commitment to ensure standards of care are maintained as Britain prepares to withdraw from the EU.

The group will act as a shared voice and influence and lobby on post-EU referendum matters. 

It will also provide those leading the negotiations with the expertise and knowledge required on issues affecting the health and social care workforce.

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Discover more about Brexit and the NHS and find out everything you need to know about the Cavendish Coalition.

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