New coalition flies flag for health and care sector in wake of Brexit vote

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The NHS Confederation including the Mental Health Network, Independent Healthcare Providers Network and NHSCC are supporting a newly formed coalition of 29 health and social care organisations to ensure standards of care are maintained as Britain prepares to withdraw from the EU.

The Cavendish Coalition 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.

The first task for the coalition was to submit evidence to a cross-party inquiry called British Future, which is examining the options for guaranteeing the status of EU nationals who are currently living in the UK. The coalition strongly agree, and is united in its belief that EU citizens working in UK’s health and social care sectors should remain.

The coalition has committed to secure the workforce required to deliver continuing quality in health and social care through:

1. Supporting the economic as well as social health of the communities we work within, through the creation of opportunities for training and employment

2. Promoting employment policy and practice which ensures that the UK continues to be able to attract vital skills from Europe and around the world to work in health and social care

3. Seeking certainty for those already working in the UK by advocating for the right of the current health and social care workforce originating from European Economic Area (EEA) members to remain here.

You can find out more about the coalition on the NHS Employers website.

Start following the conversations on twitter using #CavendishCoalition.

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