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What has Brexit meant for the NHS? 10/02/2023
Mark Dayan assesses the impact of Brexit on the health service, looking at the effect on funding, the workforce and medicine supplies.
"We have lost thousands of frontline staff... because of Brexit and an immovable visa system" [1 min] 01/02/2023
"We have lost thousands of frontline staff... because of Brexit and an immovable visa system and immigration system from Westminster" / Dr D Macaskill says Brexit has led to “bleeding” staff numbers and greater pressures on healthcare.
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.
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 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.
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.
Slough care provider put into special measures says that Brexit, Covid, and staff shortages added to already present issues 12/12/2022
Global Care Ltd Slough said that compounding issues including Brexit, Covid, and staff shortages had made it hard to keep up with operational management, leading to its 'inadequate' rating.
A Scottish border village is set to lose its GP surgery branch, citing staffing reasons for the planned closure. / “So, we are, for example, struggling to recruit in social care and nursing to a significant extent because of the fall in the size of the working age population because of Brexit and the loss of free movement of people."
NICOLA Sturgeon was completely unimpressed as a Tory MSP suggested Brexit has nothing to do with the Scottish Parliament during FMQs.
In this film, senior FT writers and British businesspeople examine how Brexit hit the UK economy, the political conspiracy of silence, and why there has not yet been a convincing case for a 'Brexit dividend'.
Ministers are rapidly planning an overseas hiring spree to plug critical holes in the NHS and social care sector. / It took less than 24 hours for The Telegraph to pen a column about how the new plan constitutes a “Brexit betrayal”.
Maybe it’s time for the next Prime Minister to admit that immigration is not just essential, it’s desirable.
Spiralling inflation, crops left in the field and travel chaos: 10 reasons Brexit has been disastrous for Britain 03/02/2022
As small businesses crumble, shelves get emptier and the care-worker shortage intensifies, life outside the EU is having a dire effect on many of us. Why aren’t politicians talking about it?
“Before Brexit and everything we were getting staff no problem.”
Former health secretary Jeremy Hunt has said Brexit may have had some impact on staffing following a new report exposing major shortages in the NHS.
“It is now more difficult to recruit staff from the European Union due to post-Brexit government requirements, although social care carers are now on the government’s shortage occupancy list."
Notrees Care Home in Kintbury could be closed, and all its residents moved elsewhere.
An island nation must trade with its nearest mainland, whatever our new Brexit opportunities minister claims.
Nuffield Trust: Slow decisions and vague trade slogans leave NHS uncertain of post-Brexit future 20/12/2021
Our report published today looks at six key areas of health and social care that are being impacted by Brexit.
A care firm director has blamed Brexit for difficulties he has experienced in recruiting staff.
Ministers refuse to ease immigration restrictions as campaigners warn of ‘social care time bomb’
6 Headlines Proving Brexit Is Not All It Promised To Be: 'Ever Get The Feeling You've Been Had?' 12/10/2021
Comparing the stories encouraging people to vote to leave the EU to those we've seen in recent weeks paints rather a bleak picture.