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Briefing: Welsh NHS Confederation on Brexit

Topic : Brexit Type : Briefing

The influence and impact of EU affairs on the NHS across the UK has significantly increased over time, with various aspects of domestic health policy intrinsically linked with EU policy.

The leave vote will have far-reaching implications for the NHS, but it is not possible at this stage to predict the level of impact as we do not know which type of relationship the UK government will seek, how long negotiations will last and which outcome there will ultimately be.

Despite this uncertainty, we expect that a withdrawal from the EU could have implications on a number of crucial areas for the NHS.

Source: NHS Confed