Many holidaymakers – and some European hospitals – don’t understand the rules on these vital health insurance cards. / New Which? research found 89% of people didn’t know that the Global Health Insurance Card (GHIC) covers fewer countries than the old, pre-Brexit European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).
Holding this card – which does not cost anything – means British travellers to the European Union get free or discounted medical treatment.
Formula shortages causing stress for parents - Brexit one of the reasons given for the issue [4 mins] 21/06/2023
Parents are reporting ongoing difficulties finding formula to feed their babies. / Complications importing goods post-Brexit is one reason that has been given for the issue.
Brexit impact on illicit trade of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco has implications for health 13/06/2023
A new report from Public Health Wales has detailed how attention is urgently needed to understand the impacts of Brexit on illicit trade in Wales to mitigate potential health harms and deaths linked to illicit drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.
North Ayrshire MP Patricia Gibson has blamed Brexit after new figures revealed the shortage of European doctors in the NHS.
More than half (54%) of the surveyed healthcare industry professionals indicated that their sentiment towards Brexit had become more negative. The largest proportion of them were based in the UK and the EU, with 71% and 70% recorded respectively in GlobalData’s report Thematic Intelligence: Brexit and the Healthcare Industry 2023.
Brexit and the Healthcare Industry Intelligence Report 2023: Assess the Risks that the UK's Healthcare Sector is Continuing to Face 17/05/2023
Brexit is believed to have a greater damaging impact on the UK's healthcare sector than inflation or COVID-19. / ...a reversal of the referendum result still remained the best outcome of Brexit for the UK's healthcare industry. / The majority of respondents did not believe that the UK remained an attractive destination for healthcare research and manufacturing following Brexit
Probably not the anniversary present the government was hoping to offer the public.
Health systems in the UK have a long standing dependency on international staff, and over the decades this has tended to intensify at times of shortage. Today is no exception, but this period of shortfall coincides with departure from the European Union (EU)—causing rapid, and at times, concerning changes in patterns of recruitment.
Three years ago, on 31 January 2020, the British flags that had flown outside European Union buildings for over 40 years were lowered. The then prime minister Boris Johnson had “got Brexit done.” Except he hadn’t.
The health and safety industry has warned the government that it might not be a good idea to throw out every European-related law.
‘It’s not medical tourism, it’s desperation’: rising number of Britons resort to treatment abroad 21/01/2023
Despair over NHS waiting lists is driving people who could never afford private care in UK to countries like Lithuania. / "Before Brexit, English people came to France for healthcare purposes because they were reimbursed by the NHS. Now, they come to France because of the skyrocketing waiting lists in the UK."
The Nuffield Trust think tank has published a new report on the impact of Brexit on the UK’s health and care services. The ongoing monitoring work, funded by the Health Foundation, covers the impact on the NHS and social care workforce, medicine and medical devices supply and the economic cost, and reveals negative effects across these areas.
The impact of Brexit has only added fuel to the fire of severe challenges facing health and social care in the UK, warns the Nuffield Trust.
Specialisms such as dentistry have shortages and EU exit still causes issues with medicines in Northern Ireland, thinktank finds.
The NHS and Brexit: What We Now Know 05/01/2023
Sam Bright examines the contribution of Brexit to our current healthcare crisis.
As A&E wait times seem to hit new record highs with every passing week, the issue of blocked beds (or delayed discharge) comes more and more into focus. But what is often excluded from the picture is Brexit, which experts say has exacerbated the problem.
The shortage of medicines is set to only get worse in Ireland because stockpiles created to lessen the impact of Brexit are running out, the chair of Medicines for Ireland has warned.
THE SEISMIC CHANGES to the relationship with our nearest neighbours and the impact of Brexit have only added fuel to the fire of severe challenges facing health and social care in the UK today, making people less healthy and widening health inequalities.
Brexit has increased drug prices and worsened staff shortages in the U.K., increasing the impact of other serious issues facing the country’s health care system, a report has found.
The UK's split with the EU has worsened recruitment shortages while pushing up the price of some medicines.
Concerns have been raised by a mental health charity operating in the local area that future activities may be cut as their £2m funding from the European Social Fund (ESF) will end in 2023 as a result of Brexit.
Brexit shut off the “relief valve” of immigration from the European Union, worsening workforce shortages in health and social care in the UK, a report from the Nuffield Trust think tank has concluded. / Brexit’s effect has been felt particularly in specialties such as cardiothoracic surgery and anaesthesia, and in dentistry and the care sector.
EU law is not bad for our health and safety – unfortunately, the same cannot be said of our government.