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 quick overview of the main elements of the agreement and how they will affect the NHS and the wider health and care sector, as well as our more detailed summary.
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.
28 April 2021
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
This Brexit agreement reduces uncertainty for health and care, but hurdles remain
Now that a Brexit deal has been struck, what does it mean for the UK’s health and care system?
29 December 2020
Social care roles are not low skilled
The latest research from the Wales Centre of Public Policy on the future of the health and social care workforce in Wales.
2 October 2020
Health leaders relieved by result of EU vote to approve UK data adequacy
Health leaders relieved by EU approval on UK data adequacy decision.
18 June 2021
NHS Confed Conference - a round up of day one
See what happened on day one of NHS Confed Conference, our three-day virtual event bringing together 5,000 leaders across health and social care.
15 June 2021
Supporting the LGBTQ+ population - creating visible leadership and confident staff tweet chat
Join us on Monday 28 June between 7-8pm for a tweet chat on creating visible LGBTQ+ leadership.
28 June 2021 19:00 - 20:00 GMT
Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on rural and coastal communities
Join us for an interactive webinar with a broad range of stakeholders to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on rural and coastal communities.
7 July 2021 09:00 - 10:30 GMT