What is the impact of Brexit for health and social care?

This breakfast seminar explored the emerging themes and impact for health and social care as a result of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, providing some early discussion about what the future holds.


Start date: 26/01/2017 | 8:30

End date: 26/01/2017 | 10:30

For more information on this conference contact:

020 7631 8450

In the short term, rising inflation and the lower value of the pound as a result of the referendum will likely cause a further squeeze on NHS funding and lower real wages for health and care staff, risking exacerbation of the ongoing workforce crisis.

In the longer term, there is doubt about the future of our EU workforce who currently perform a vital role across health and social care, questions about reciprocal healthcare agreements, and major worries about medicine regulation and research and development for the UK life sciences industry.

With most areas shrouded in great uncertainty, this timely seminar brought together around 20 leaders from the health and social care system to explore emerging themes and opportunities related to Brexit, discussing priorities for the health and social care sector as the UK enters withdrawal negotiations.

This meeting was organised, and associated material produced, by the Nuffield Trust in collaboration with MSD, and MSD provided funding.