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86 organisations supporting call for Brexit health and care impact assessment

Section: Policy into PracticeType: News Item Date Published: 14th November 2018

Organisations from across the United Kingdom have backed a Private Members Bill in the name of Brendan O'Hara MP.

Third sector organisations have long noted concerns that changes in rules related to the EU workforce, medicines research and funding would have an impact in the lives of people living with long term conditions, disabled people and unpaid carers. They believe an impact assessment is necessary to ensure the continued safe running of health and social care systems across the four nations of the U.K.

The Bill, if passed by the House of Commons, would require an independent evaluation of the impact of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, and of Brexit, upon the health and social care sectors across the UK. Dozens of organisations, including the ALLIANCE, SCVO and Camphill Scotland, have already added their support to the call for an impact assessment and we invite further organisations to add to this growing voice.

If your organisation would be keen to offer your support to the principle that an independent evaluation should be undertaken, please get in touch with Andrew Strong, Assistant Director (Policy and Communications) at the ALLIANCE at andrew.strong@alliance-scotland.org.uk or by phone on 0141 404 0231.

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