Brexit and the NHS
We support maintaining our close working relationship with Europe as a means of protecting our NHS.
We believe that Brexit has the potential to damage the NHS workforce, by discouraging new workers from Europe into joining our healthcare team, and through the continued uncertainty and lack of clarity on the final shape of a Brexit deal. We worry this will impact the many valued EU nationals who currently work in our health service.
We support our continued membership of Euratom - the European nuclear regulator - to ensure access to radio-isotopes required for diagnosis and treatment of medical problems. Regulatory and public health alignment across Europe is largely seen as having been a positive driver of healthcare policy.
We believe the most optimistic forecasting of the economic impacts of Brexit will mean less money available to the public purse, which may have knock-on effects on healthcare spending.