We’re running out of time. If post-Brexit negotiations don’t prioritise health, we won’t get through a second wave 30/06/2020
Everyone is fishing in the same pond. Stocks built up in readiness for Brexit are having to be replenished. If another pandemic strikes, we’ll hardly be in the best position to get through it.
Stop trying to link Brexit to coronavirus – politics has nothing to do with a global pandemic. Oh, wait... 26/06/2020
Nobody ever said that a no-deal Brexit would badly affect our ability to deal with the global outbreak of a viral illness. Well, apart from the British Medical Association in 2018. And the Faculty of Public Health, in 2016 before the referendum was held.
The UK should not let its pesticide standards slip during US trade talks – they will not be relinquished without consequences 09/06/2020
The decisions made in these trade talks will define the health of the UK’s population as well as the country’s environment and economy for years to come.
"The EU and its member states are working together to reinforce national healthcare systems and contain the spread of the virus. At the same time, the EU and its member states are taking action to mitigate the socio-economic impact of COVID-19."
The European Commission is coordinating a common European response to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Head of Commons health committee also raises alarm over UK missing out on benefits of new clinical trials.
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.