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.

Location: International UK
Audience: All doctors
Updated: Monday 7 September 2020
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The BMA regularly responds to governmental consultations on the impact of Brexit on the UK healthcare system.

We also brief politicians ahead of relevant debates on Brexit and seek to influence legislation that will have implications for the medical workforce and the wider health and social care system.

 

Latest parliamentary briefings

May 2019

Liaison committee: evidence from the prime minister (Brexit) - The BMA briefed the liaison committee ahead of its evidence session on Brexit with the prime minister. During these sessions, the PM was quizzed by chairs of the Commons' 33 select committees.

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March 2019

Effect of leaving the European Union on the UK's health and social care sector - Health services face a number of challenges due to the UK’s decision to leave the EU. This briefing explores a range of issues, including the impact on the NHS workforce, access to medicines and radioisotopes and reciprocal healthcare for patients.

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Trade Bill - This briefing on the Trade Bill explores the BMA’s concerns that the UK will come under significant pressure from its non-EU trading partners to liberalise aspects of its trade policy in ways that could negatively impact health and the healthcare sector.

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February 2019

Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill - Ahead of the UK's departure from the EU in 2019, the Government has published its legislative framework to fund and implement reciprocal healthcare arrangements and share necessary data after Brexit. The BMA is calling on the Government to try and retain the current model of reciprocal healthcare with the EU rather than seeking alternative mechanisms. This will avoid any unnecessary disruption in the delivery of vital health services for UK nationals in the EU.

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January 2019

Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill - second reading - Freedom of movement has allowed hundreds of thousands of health and social care staff from Europe to come to the UK to provide key public services, carry out vital medical research and contribute to the overall economy. The Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill and Immigration White Paper propose to end freedom of movement and impose tougher controls on immigration.

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Consultations

BMA responses Recipient(s) Date issued
BMA response - Seeking accession to the CPTPP (comprehensive and progressive agreement for trans-pacific partnership) (PDF) Department for International Trade October 2018
BMA response - Trade negotiations with the United States (PDF) Department for International Trade October 2018
BMA response - Trade negotiations with New Zealand (PDF) Department for International Trade October 2018
BMA response - Trade negotiations with Australia (PDF) Department for International Trade October 2018
BMA response - Impact of a 'no-deal' Brexit on health and social care (PDF) Health and Social Care Select Committee September 2018
BMA Cymru Wales response - How the Welsh Government is preparing for Brexit - health and medicines (PDF) National Assembly for External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee September 2018
BMA response - Brexit and the UK labour market (PDF) Lords Economic Affairs Committee April 2018
BMA Scotland response - the potential impact of leaving the European Union on health and social care in Scotland (PDF) Health and Sport Committee January 2018
BMA response - Regulation of medicines, medical devices and substances of human origin after Brexit (PDF) Health and Social Care Committee 2018
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