Healthcare professionals and insurance representatives questioned on reciprocal healthcare post-Brexit

Doctor writing notes
25 October 2017

The EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee takes evidence on reciprocal healthcare after Brexit from healthcare professionals and insurance representatives. The two evidence sessions 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 25 October, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 10.30am

  • Niall Dickson CBE, Chief Executive of NHS Confederation and Co-Chair of the Brexit Health Alliance
  • Raj Jethwa, Director of Policy, British Medical Association

At 11.15am

  • Hugh Savill, Director of Regulation, Association of British Insurers
  • Stuart Scullion, Executive Chairman, Association of Medical Insurers and Intermediaries

Possible questions

Questions that are likely to be asked include:

  • What is your assessment, so far, of the negotiations relating to citizens' rights, particularly with regard to reciprocal healthcare and people living in a 'cross-border' situation? Is there anything further that your members would like to see agreed to ensure the rights of EU/EEA citizens already living and working in the UK (and for UK citizens living and working in the EU//EEA)?
  • What would you and your members like to see in terms of post-Brexit healthcare arrangements with the EU? What options are available for a future agreement?
  • Can you tell us the type of insurance products that your members offer that are most likely to be affected by changes to reciprocal healthcare arrangements – both in the short and long term?
  • In its 13 September evidence session, the Committee heard from Mark Dayan of the Nuffield Trust that insurance companies may "see an element of opportunity" to offer people private health insurance to cover their healthcare needs post-Brexit. Would you agree with this? Are there other opportunities arising from Brexit for your industry?

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