Working with Europe

We network with European institutions, gather information about European legislation and initiatives and coordinate our EU lobbying activities.
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What happens after Brexit

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. As a doctor, you may have questions about what this means for you.

BMA and Brexit

The BMA has extensively explored the impact of Brexit on health services across the UK and Europe. Find out what our research revealed and why the BMA opposes leaving the EU.

Brexit consultation responses and parliamentary briefings

The BMA regularly responds to government consultations on the impact of Brexit on the UK healthcare system. Find out more about our attempts to influence legislation.

Correspondence with UK government ministers on Brexit

The BMA regularly writes to government ministers to highlight concerns and opportunities arising from the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

European lobbying

The BMA’s European office works with European medical partners, MEPs, key EU institutions and governments to mitigate Brexit's impact on the medical profession.

EU survey

In 2017 and 2018, the BMA surveyed EU doctors working in the UK to find out what impact Brexit was having on them. Find out what they said.


Our work in Europe

We work with a range of European partners to mitigate Brexit's impact on the medical profession and to ensure that EU legislation and policy reflects our members' interests.

European brief

Read our monthly European brief to get an overview of the key EU legislative and policy developments that impact the medical profession.

European Forum

The European Forum is a bi-annual meeting that brings together a wide range of UK health stakeholders to consider European policies and initiatives.