NHS European Office

Brexit and Trade

Globe showing Europe

As set out in the Government's White Paper "The Future Relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union", the UK's proposal for its future economic partnership with the EU would enable the UK to pursue an ambitious bilateral trade agenda. Negotiating and implementing Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) with the countries beyond the European Union is a key part of this.

Consultation on bilateral free trade agreements

The Department for International Trade (DIT) issued four public consultations closing on 26 October 2018 relating to bilateral Free Trade Agreements between the UK and the United States, Australia, and New Zealand; and relating to the UK potentially seeking accession to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).

The consultation asked three substantive questions:

  • What would you want the UK government to achieve through a free trade agreement (or related trade talks), and why?
  • What concerns, if any, does your public sector body have about a free trade agreement (or related trade talks), and why?
  • Is there anything else that you would want to say about the UK's future trade relationship with the countries in question?

The NHS European Office consulted stakeholders regarding the potential impact of free trade agreements on the healthcare sector in the UK and submitted a response to all four consultations.

Read the full response.

Latest Tweets

Latest Blog Post

Sick and tired of our later life health problems? | Louise Ansari

21 / 3 / 2019 9.58am

In tune with Health for Care, the NHS Confederation-led social care campaign, Louise Ansari, director of communications and influencing at the Centre for Ageing Better, reinforces the urgent need for a properly funded and effective social care system.

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.