The NHS Confederation played a key role in analysing the implications of the UK’s vote to leave the EU on the NHS, advocating for NHS interests during the negotiations and advising NHS organisations how to prepare for the end of the Brexit transition period.
On 24 December 2020, the UK and EU announced they had agreed a trade deal setting out the terms of their future relationship from the 1 January 2021. The deal addresses many of the concerns we and the Brexit Health Alliance have expressed repeatedly over the last four years, however, there are some significant gaps compared with the arrangements that applied until the end of the post-Brexit transition period on 31 December.
You can access our detailed summary of the main elements of the agreement and how they will affect the NHS and the wider health and care sector.
There is also this blog from our Director of International affairs, Dr. Layla McCay, where she explains what it all means for the UK's health and care system.
Outcomes of UK negotiations with the EU and the health sector impact
A summary of what was agreed in the Brexit deal, and what changes for the health and care sector.
31 December 2020
Brexit: latest updates
With the Brexit landscape constantly changing, this article pulls together the latest updates on Brexit and its potential impact on health and care.
17 January 2022
What the new Brexit trade deal means for the NHS
Briefing for members on the implications of the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement for the NHS and wider health sector.
1 February 2021
Improving population health relies on leadership not just in health and care
Many countries have seen health inequalities exacerbated and poorer population health outcomes since the start of the pandemic.
4 November 2021
Northern Irish patients cannot be collateral damage in Brexit haggling
When the protocol grace period ends, residents may not be able to access the essential medicines they need.
2 August 2021
Accelerating genomic research will help the NHS get through the elective backlog
Dr Layla McCay responds to new UK-wide commitments to accelerate genomic research and drive innovation in healthcare.
18 March 2022
NHS leaders will welcome extended Horizon Europe support
Dr Layla McCay responds to the announcement that support for those health researchers working on European-wide projects will be extended.
15 March 2022
Community Network event - 7 June 2022
Join our next Community Network event to share ideas and information and connect with peers.
7 June 2022 12:00 - 14:00 GMT
Provider collaboration: Delivering meaningful integration across acute, community and primary care.
Hear from The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust about how they have developed a vertical integration model with acute, community & primary care services.
8 June 2022 11:00 - 12:15 GMT
Health on the Line
New podcast series, hosted by Matthew Taylor, offers fresh perspectives on the healthcare challenges of our time and ways to confront them.
Access the latest announcements and resources straight to your inbox to keep you up to date on how Brexit impacts the NHS.