Five big issues for health and social care after the Brexit vote

Helen McKenna of the Kings Fund writes :

Health is not an area of significant EU competence; its role is by and large limited to supporting member states in their health endeavours.

Nevertheless, the impact of the UK’s vote to leave the EU could have major implications for health and social care, not least because it has ushered in a period of significant economic and political uncertainty at a time when the health and care system is facing huge operational and financial pressures. While the impact on health and social care services of leaving the EU is impossible to forecast, it is clear that a number of important issues will need to be resolved, five of which we set out here.

The five issues covered by this article are:

  • Staffing
  • Accessing treatment here and abroad
  • Regulation
  • Cross-border co-operation
  • Funding and finance

For full Article see The Kings Fund – 30 June 2016