Brexit and the NHS

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The NHS Confederation is playing a key role in analysing the implications of the UK’s vote to leave the EU on the NHS, enabling NHS organisations and senior decision-makers to make informed decisions about next steps.  

Our expertise – spanning EU issues, employment practice and domestic politics – leaves us ideally placed to advocate for the NHS’s interests, advise on ways to mitigate risks and keep you informed of the latest developments.

Here you’ll find the latest health-relevant information on Brexit, an overview of how Brexit may affect health and care, including the key risks of a no-deal, and guidance on what NHS organisations should be doing in the event that the UK leaves the EU without an agreement in place.

You can also find out more about our activity to influence Brexit negotiations as part of the Brexit Health Alliance and the Cavendish Coalition.  

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Brexit: latest updates

Quick and easy access to the latest information on Brexit for health and care organisations.

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Brexit implications for health and care

Find out why the UK's vote to leave the EU will have far-reaching implications for the NHS.

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The key risks of no-deal Brexit

Read the key risks of a no-deal scenario, which would mean the UK would leave the EU with no withdrawal agreement or framework for a future relationship in place.

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Brexit Health Alliance

The Brexit Health Alliance has been established to support the healthcare sector as the UK leaves EU.

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The Cavendish Coalition

The Cavendish Coalition is made up of 36 health and social care organisations united in their commitment to provide the best care to communities, patients and residents.

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Brexit resources

This section includes Brexit commentary and analysis from the NHS Confederation and external organisations.

Brexit bulletin

Brexit bulletin

Sign up to the Brexit bulletin for all the health and care Brexit updates straight to your inbox.

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