The King’s Fund - What does Brexit mean for the Health and Care System?09-Feb-2021
National organisation The King’s Fund has published an online study which explores what the UK’s new trade and co-operation deal with the EU means for the nation’s health and care system.
Following the results of a referendum, the UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) in 2016. Even though the EU has limited legal influence on the NHS, Brexit has shown to have far-reaching implications for health and social care in England.
Almost 3 years later, and after withdrawal negotiations began, the UK formally left the EU in January 2020. It could be seen that this process presented consequences for health and care services in the UK, as well as for UK citizen’s rights of access to health and care services while they are in EU countries.
So, are there any issues where the impact of Brexit on the NHS might be seen?
National organisation The King’s Fund looks to explore this. Covering areas such as scientific research to the manufacturing of medicines, they have published an explainer which breaks down how Brexit will impact the system now and in the future.