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The impact of Brexit on patient care

On 19 September 2017, the BMA patient liaison group hosted a symposium to discuss how the UK’s withdrawal from the EU will impact on health services and patient care.

The event explored the potential implications Brexit could have on: regulation of medicines and clinical trials, the treatment of visitors from the EU in the UK and vice versa, cross-border healthcare services in Ireland, research collaboration, public health and pan-EU networks tackling rare disease.

Breakout discussions in the morning and the afternoon provided chances for delegates to identify the key challenges and opportunities facing patients following Brexit.

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Watch videos from the event

Dr Paul Darragh   What will be the impact of Brexit for patients in Northern Ireland?


Professor Tamara Harvey – will patients still be able to access healthcare in EU countries?


Professor Martin McKee – what does Brexit mean for cross-border health collaboration?