Brexit and The Industrial Strategy
Following the country’s decision to leave the EU, ABHI has worked to ensure the MedTech position on Brexit has been clearly communicated.
From the outset, we have had an extremely high level of engagement with Ministers and officials, highlighting the importance of the MedTech sector and the implications of various Brexit scenarios.
Both Peter Ellingworth, ABHI Chief Executive and Neil Mesher, ABHI Board Member, Phillips UK sit on the Life Sciences Industrial Strategy Board that was created under the leadership of Professor Sir John Bell to identify the opportunities for our sector as part of the Government’s broader industrial strategy.
After discussions with members and stakeholders we developed our report ‘Healthy Outside the EU’ as our substantive input into both Brexit negotiations and the Industrial Strategy.
Our robust relationships and recommendations on Brexit issues, such as regulation, trade and manufacturing, give our industry a clear and coherent voice across our diverse range of stakeholders and clear input into the Industrial Strategy.
This series of recommendations outlines how the UK can best forge successful international relationships, increase efficiency of healthcare delivery and improve patient outcomes.
ABHI consultation with Members has brought together five recommendations that represent a clear view for UK MedTech:
1. Ensuring regulatory stability and leveraging the global reputation of UK regulators
2. Maintaining favourable terms for trading within and outside the EU, along with an integrated domestic policy to support investment, competitiveness and export performance
3. Support for manufacturing, including continuing to address the domestic skills gap and ensuring that the UK can attract the best talent globally
4. Bespoke support for our vibrant SME community
5. Enhanced collaboration with the health and care system.
How to Get Involved
Join the ABHI Public Affairs Policy Group (ABHI Members-only)
Sign up for email updates via our home page to receive regular updates on Brexit and the EU negotiations as well as invites to events and webinars (ABHI Members-only).
Give us your views - We are continually seeking the views of ABHI Members on Brexit. Contact us to let us know your views or arrange a call or meeting.
Resources & Timeline of our Engagements
UK Government Position Papers and Future Partnership Papers Updated 18/09/2017
ABHI Brexit Recommendations Framework 19/07/2017
ABHI Brexit Survey Results 2017 07/07/2017
ABHI Joins Brexit Health Alliance 16/06/2017
Member Consultation Response 13/04/2017
Healthy Outside the EU Published: 04/04/2017
Press Release: Brexit - Key Messages 15/07/2016
Pre-referendum Members survey results 23/05/2016