Brexit and the NHS

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The NHS European Office is playing a key role in analysing the implications of the UK’s vote to leave the EU on the NHS, enabling NHS organisations and senior decision-makers to make informed decisions about next steps.

Here you’ll find the latest information on the EU withdrawal process, an overview of implications for the NHS, frequently asked questions and up-to-the-minute commentary and analysis.

You can also find out more about our activity to influence Brexit negotiations with the NHS Confederation and as part of the cross-sector Cavendish Coalition.

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Exiting the EU

Details on the Brexit process and what it means for NHS organisations.

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The implications

Possible implications for the NHS arising from the vote to leave the EU.

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Our commentary & analysis

Blog posts, consultation responses and publications with our view on what Brexit means for the health and care sector.

FAQs

Brexit: FAQs

All your questions on what leaving the EU will mean for the NHS answered.

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Brexit Health Alliance

Brexit Health Alliance to be voice of health sector as UK leaves EU

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The Cavendish Coalition

The NHS European Office is a member of the Cavendish Coalition, an influential group of health and care organisations committed to ensuring standards of care are maintained as Britain prepares to withdraw from the EU.

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Other Brexit resources

This section highlights publications and research on Brexit from external sources that may be of interest to the health and care sector.

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The first of the Article 50 negotiations took place on 19 June, with the European Commission and UK government agreeing terms of reference – the guiding principles for the negotiations.

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Recent cyberattacks show a consolidated effort is needed to prepare the NHS for any future cyber security incidents, writes European policy expert, Sarah Collen.

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