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Understanding the impact of Brexit on health in the UK

Report 22/12/2020Mark Dayan | Nick Fahy | Professor Tamara Hervey | Martha McCarey | Holly Jarman | Scott Greer

With the prospect of a deal still very much hanging in the balance, the UK's transition period for leaving the European Union ends in a matter of days on 31 December 2020. This major new report maps out the health areas that will be affected by this decisive exit from the Union and discusses the dil...

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Brexit and the coronavirus vaccine

Blog post 09/12/2020Mark Dayan

How will Brexit affect the development, supply and rollout of Covid-19 vaccines? With the end of the transition period fast approaching, Mark Dayan looks at what leaving the Single Market means for every stage in the lifecycle of vaccines, from laboratory test tube to syringe in a GP’s hand. This...

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How will Brexit affect the supply of drugs to UK patients? A Q&A

Blog post 16/11/2020Mark Dayan

As we near the end of the Brexit transition period, Mark Dayan looks at the potential effect of leaving the European Union on the supply of medicines to UK patients. This Q&A was originally published in the BMJ on 6 November 2020.

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Chart of the week: The number of medicines that were hard to access grew during the first national lockdown

Data story 22/10/2020

Each week we present analysis of data in chart form to illustrate some key issues and invite discussion. This week, Miranda Davies considers the difficult issue of the NHS's ability to get hold of basic drugs for patients who need them - and how the pandemic may be affecting this.

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How will Brexit affect the UK’s response to coronavirus?

Report 14/10/2020Mark Dayan

As the European Council meets to review the state of negotiations on the future EU-UK partnership, a new Nuffield Trust briefing assesses how leaving the single market might affect UK health and social care services just as they are grappling with a second wave of Covid-19 and the biggest health cri...

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Brexit and health in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

Conference/seminar 07/10/2020 • 15.00–16.45

This virtual roundtable helped the Nuffield Trust and academic collaborators explore how leaving the European Union will affect the particular responsibilities and powers of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in relation to health.

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Brexit and coronavirus: how can the NHS avoid a fight on two fronts?

Blog post 30/03/2020Mark Dayan

With the NHS under such exceptional pressure during the coronavirus crisis, it’s easy to overlook the fact that the UK’s Brexit transition period ends on December 31. Mark Dayan takes a closer look at how these two challenges for the health service might collide, and says there is a case to err...

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The NHS will now need to get Brexit begun

Blog post 20/12/2019Mark Dayan

The Tories may have won the election promising to get Brexit done, but for the NHS and social care it’s only about to start. Mark Dayan looks at what might be in store over the year ahead.

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One in four hospital staff born outside the UK, new Nuffield Trust analysis reveals

Press release 04/12/2019

New figures reveal the true effect immigration has had on the expansion of the health and care workforce over the last 20 years.

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Stopping the staff we need? Migration choices in the 2019 general election

Report 04/12/2019Mark Dayan | Billy Palmer

Both Labour and the Conservatives have recognised the vital importance in this election of solving the staffing crisis that threatens the NHS and social care. But policies to end the current system of free movement from Europe after Brexit could cause a major slowdown in migration towards vital jobs...

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