How will Brexit affect patients and staff?

21 February 2017

The Health Committee hears from health experts on how Brexit is likely to affect people seeking healthcare and the recruitment of health and social care staff.


Tuesday 21 February 2017, The Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 2.30pm

  • Professor Martin McKee CBE, Professor of European Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
  • Joseph Meirion Thomas
  • Professor Jean V. McHale, Professor of Health Care Law, Director of the Centre for Health, Law, Science and Policy
  • Christopher Chantery OBE, British national resident in France

At 3.30pm

  • Daniel Mortimer, Chief Executive, NHS Employers
  • Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive, Care England
  • Professor David Lomas, Association of UK University Hospitals

Purpose of the session

The Committee explores:

  • the reciprocal healthcare arrangements that exist between EU member states and assess if these should be redesigned or maintained once the UK has left the EU
  • the NHS and adult social care's use of staff drawn from the EU and examine the extent to which health and social care is reliant on this workforce

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