The EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee takes evidence on reciprocal healthcare after Brexit from Professor Martin McKee, Professor of European Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. The evidence session 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. The Committee will also look into future models of cooperation on healthcare between the UK and EU.
Wednesday 15 November, Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster
- Professor Martin McKee CBE MD Dsc, Professor of European Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
- Could you briefly set out for us what you believe to be the key reciprocal healthcare priorities for both the EU and the UK during the Brexit negotiations? Can you distinguish between the priorities that will be covered by the Withdrawal Agreement, and those that pertain to the future?
- Which non-EU countries does the EU have reciprocal healthcare arrangements with? What are the international agreements based on, and what do they cover?
- What are the prospects for the UK negotiating reciprocal healthcare arrangements with the EU without being in the single market and without having free movement of people? What about the prospects for arranging bilateral arrangements with individual EU Member States?
- Do you see any opportunities either for the UK, the EU or any individual EU Member States in terms of potential changes to reciprocal healthcare arrangements with the UK post-Brexit?