Expats in the UK and EU-27 discuss effect of Brexit on healthcare

Nurses and doctors at a hospital reception
18 October 2017

The EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee takes evidence on reciprocal healthcare after Brexit from representatives of UK citizens in the EU, and EU citizens in the UK. The two evidence sessions will cover the reciprocal healthcare implications of Brexit for UK citizens travelling, living and/or working in the rest of the EU, and for EU citizens travelling, living and/or working in the UK, in both the short and medium term.


Wednesday 18 October, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Mr Roger Boaden, Member, Expat Citizen's Rights in EU
  • Mr Christopher Chantrey OBE, Member of the Steering Committee, British in Europe

At 11.15am

  • Ms Samia Badani, Head of  Campaigns, New Europeans
  • Ms Anne-Laure Donskoy, Founding Co-Chair, the3million

Possible questions

  • Could you give us your assessment of which groups of UK citizens resident in the EU (for instance people with disabilities, long-term conditions, children, etc.) benefit most from existing reciprocal healthcare arrangements? Are there any case studies that you could share with us today?
  • Which aspects of the EU reciprocal healthcare system do you and your members tend to use the most: EHIC, S1, S2, or a combination of the three? Do you also need private insurance?
  • Do you think the Government's proposals – to maintain reciprocal healthcare arrangements that are as close as possible to the status quo – will work?
  • In your view, what incentive does the UK have to maintain existing reciprocal healthcare arrangements with the EU, and the EU with the UK?

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