NHS European Office

Brexit implications for health and care

Hospital corridor

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.

Learn more about specific impacts:

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.


Latest Tweets

Latest Blog Post

Improving public health must be a shared endeavour | Emily Jones

24 / 4 / 2019 8.21am

To improve public health and realise the prevention agenda, local authorities, NHS commissioners and providers must work together, writes Emily Jones, senior policy officer at NHS Clinical Commissioners.

Why Register?

Great reasons to register with NHS Confederation

  • Access exclusive resources¬†
    Access member-only resources and tailor member benefits and services
  • Personalise your website
    Select topics of interest for recommended content
  • Comment and recommend
    Rate and share content with colleagues
  • Never miss a thing
    Register now to keep your finger on the pulse of the NHS Confederation

Log In

To book events and access member only content you need to register with us.  This only takes a moment via our registration page. If you have already registered login using your email address and password below.