MPs will debate an amendment to the Brexit legislation later today that would ensure a post-Brexit health and social care impact assessment.
The development comes in response to concerns from across the UK related to the EU workforce, medicines research and funding reported by organisations such as the Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland, Disability Wales, Camphill Scotland, Coalition of Care Providers Scotland, Genetic Alliance UK, Inclusion Scotland, Northern Ireland Council for Voluntary Action (NICVA), Scottish Care and SCVO.
Amendment NC44 to the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill aims to ensure a review of the impact of leaving the EU on the four health and social care systems operating across the United Kingdom. It has been supported by 21 MPs and a further 57 third sector organisations have offered their endorsement.
As part of the UK Parliament’s scrutiny of the legislation, the amendment will be debated in the House of Commons on the afternoon of Wednesday 20 December 2017.