Committee questions experts on reciprocal healthcare in Ireland and Northern Ireland post-Brexit

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13 November 2017

The EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee takes evidence on reciprocal healthcare after Brexit. The evidence session will cover the implications of Brexit for Northern Ireland’s cross-border healthcare arrangements.


Wednesday 15 November, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 11.15am

  • Mr Damien McCallion, Director General, Co-operation and Working Together
  • Ms Bernie McCrory, Chief Officer, Cross-Border Health and Social Care, Co-operation and Working Together
  • Dr Anthony Soares, Deputy Director, Centre for Cross Border Studies

Possible questions

  • In what ways do EU reciprocal healthcare arrangements underpin cross-border healthcare provision? Do you know how many people in Northern Ireland access healthcare in the Republic of Ireland using the EHIC scheme, and vice versa? Do you have a sense of how many call on S1, S2, or the Patients Rights' Directive?
  • What will be the impact of Brexit on healthcare provision in the border regions?
  • Should reciprocal healthcare arrangements not continue in their current form post- Brexit, which aspects of the arrangements between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland would be most important to keep?
  • Are you planning any contingency arrangements should reciprocal healthcare arrangements not continue in their current form?

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