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House of Lords amendment seeks health and care Brexit review

Type: News Item Date Published: 10th August 2020

Organisations asked to show their support for an amendment calling for an independent review of Brexit’s impact on health and social care.

An amendment has been lodged to the EU Withdrawal Bill which would require an independent evaluation of the impact of the effects of the Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill on the health and social care sectors across the UK.

If passed, under the terms of the amendment the Secretary of State would be required to lay a copy of the report before both Houses of Parliament no later than one year after the Bill is passed.

The amendment has been lodged by Baroness Jones of Moulsecoomb, and is being backed by Camphill Scotland, SCVO, the ALLIANCE and a number of other supporters, totalling 50 organisations across the UK.

The development comes in response to concerns that potential changes in rules, as a result of Brexit, related to the EU workforce, medicines research and funding could affect the provision of support and services to disabled people, people living with long term conditions and unpaid carers

The coalition of organisations is now looking for other partner organisations to pledge their support, to help make a strong case for why an independent review of this kind is vital.

To add your organisation’s support, please contact Lucy Mulvagh with a copy of your organisation’s logo via lucy.mulvagh@alliance-scotland.org.uk.

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