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Brexit implications for health and care

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The UK's vote to leave the EU will have far-reaching implications for the NHS, but much will depend on what type of relationship the UK government will agree with the EU post-Brexit. It is likely that Brexit will have particular influence on NHS research and clinical trials, cross-border healthcare arrangements, funding, and the NHS workforce.

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Brexit and Trade

The UK's proposal for its future economic partnership with the EU would enable the UK to pursue an ambitious bilateral trade agenda. More on free trade and how it might impact the healthcare sector.

European health community

Brexit will also have implications for patients living in the European Union (EU). Read the view of the European health community, which highlights how Brexit will impact patients in health organisations in other EU member states and what action is being taken to mitigate the risks to patients and public health.


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