Boris Johnson blames ‘email error’ for not joining EU ventilator scheme - but Matt Hancock says he got it 26/03/2020
After initially claiming it did not join an EU scheme for ventilators because of Brexit, it now blames an ‘email error’ for missing the invitation.
Coronavirus: Boris Johnson blames administrative error for failure to sign up to EU equipment help scheme 26/03/2020
Downing Street has blamed an administrative error for the UK's failure to sign up to an emergency EU scheme to help procure vital medical equipment to fight coronavirus.
Government clarifies position after critics accuse Boris Johnson of putting ‘Brexit over breathing’.
Experts warn that European Medicines Agency membership would have had advantages.
The coronavirus should remind us of just why international cooperation is so important in reducing the threat of infectious disease.
Future British governments could be unable to repeal new laws on workers’ rights, the environment, and health and safety, under the terms of the EU’s proposed Brexit trade deal.
DOWNING STREET ignored pleas by health chiefs to keep Britain in the European Union’s pandemic early warning system — because of Brexit.
In total, European Commission has pledged €232M to help contain coronavirus outbreak, as Italy becomes an infection hotspot.
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
ECDC is an EU agency aimed at strengthening Europe's defences against infectious diseases.
The Early Warning and Response System (EWRS) is a web-based platform linking the European Commission, ECDC and public health authorities in EU/EEA countries responsible for measures to control serious cross-border threats to health, including communicable diseases.
No 10 and Department of Health clash over access to EU pandemic warning system in wake of coronavirus 01/03/2020
Matt Hancock wanted to retain membership of EWRS as part of EU-UK future relationship deal, but Number 10 said no.
It may soon be open season on the NHS for private US healthcare companies, writes Professor Harry Burns.
EU migrants are NOT 'bleeding dry' the NHS 09/02/2016
Will the EHIC be valid after Brexit? 28/01/2020
If you go on holiday in 2020, you will still be able to use your EHIC. / What happens in 2021 and beyond will be decided in negotiations that will soon start.
President will put US firms first in UK trade talks, says Kim Darroch
The paper, commissioned by the Scottish Government, identified 137 potential impacts.
A review of evidence about opportunities, challenges and risks to the North East economy and its key sectors with recommendations for action.
EHIC after Brexit: what happens to your health insurance card when the UK leaves the EU, and if will still be valid 21/01/2020
If the UK leaves the EU with no deal, you won't be able to rely on your EHIC card for medical treatment in Europe.
Research finds more insecurity for poorer Britons, women and those in poor health.
DAN WHITE explains why so many of Britain's disabled community are fearful of a no-deal Brexit.
I'm a doctor standing as an MP because when I raised concerns over no-deal medical supplies, the Government dismissed me 21/11/2019
I spoke up on the dangers of medicine supply plans for No-Deal Brexit, but was ignored by my MP Sajid Javid. So now I'm running against him.
RCGP [Royal College of General Practitioners] opposes Brexit and throws weight behind 'people's vote' campaign 26/11/2018
The RCGP has formally opposed the UK's exit from the EU and backed a 'people's vote' on Brexit negotiations following a meeting of its governing council.
Campaigners say next government must clamp down to avoid risks to human health.