Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
NHS Confederation - Brexit Health Alliance to be voice of health sector as UK leaves EU
As the UK moves into negotiations with the EU, a new alliance has been formed to safeguard the interests of patients and the healthcare and research they rely on.
The Brexit Health Alliance brings together the NHS, medical research, industry, patients and public health organisations. It will be co-chaired by Sir Hugh Taylor, the former permanent secretary of the Department of Health, and Niall Dickson, the Chief Executive of the NHS Confederation.
The Alliance will seek to make sure that issues such as healthcare research, access to technologies and treatment of patients are given the prominence and attention they deserve in the Brexit negotiations.
The Alliance will argue that it is in both Europe and the UK’s interests to maintain co-operation in research and in handling public health issues.
It will also call on the UK government to make sure there is a commitment to medical research and providing alternative funding, and that UK citizens’ right to receive healthcare in EU countries is preserved.
The Alliance’s co-chair, Sir Hugh Taylor, said:
“We wish to support the government to achieve the best result for patients and for healthcare across the UK.
“We hope that the combined expertise and insight of the alliance will prove useful in helping to secure this.
“Our aim will be to ensure a strong focus on health as Brexit approaches, and that we offer views from across the health sector to negotiators to ensure that patient care and the population’s health and wellbeing will be protected as we leave the EU.”
Niall Dickson added:
“There is a risk that healthcare will become forgotten alongside the vast number of issues that the negotiators will have to address.
“It is vital we protect world leading research, that patients have access to medicines when they need them and that co-operation between the UK and Europe continues to protect all our citizens.
“These vital issues will have a profound impact on the future health and wellbeing of patients both here and in Europe.”
Brexit Health Alliance founding members:
• NHS Confederation - Co-chair of alliance
• Welsh NHS Confederation
• Northern Ireland Confederation (NICON)
• Association of UK University Hospitals (AUKUH)
• Academy of Medical Royal Colleges (AOMRC)
• NHS Providers
• National Voices
• Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry (ABPI)
• Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)
• The Richmond Group of Charities
• BioIndustry Association (BIA)
• Faculty of Public Health (FPH)
• Association of Medical Research Charities - (AMRC)
• Scottish NHS Chief Executive Group
Latest News from
Wired-GOV Newswire (news from other organisations)
NHS Confederation - Supporting trans and non-binary healthcare staff07/06/2023 15:25:00
NHS Confederation launches a Leading For All: Supporting Trans and Non-binary Healthcare Staff report.
Sexual health services at risk of breaking point: LGA responds to UKHSA statistics on new STI diagnoses07/06/2023 14:25:00
Cllr David Fothergill, Chairman of the Local Government Association’s Community Wellbeing Board commented on statistics from the UK Health Security Agency showing a 23.8 per cent increase in the number of new diagnoses of STIs in 2022
Restore active travel funding for councils – LGA on NAO report into Active Travel England07/06/2023 13:25:00
Cllr Linda Taylor, Transport spokesperson for the Local Government Association comments on a report by the National Audit Office that found funding uncertainty had held back the ambitions of Active Travel England
UNICEF - “Excellencies, honored guests, colleagues … thank you for joining us at this international conference on protecting children in armed conflict.07/06/2023 12:25:00
Excellencies, honored guests, colleagues … thank you for joining us at this international conference on protecting children in armed conflict.
UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Ishmael Beah travelled to Tijuana and Mexico City last week to meet with internally displaced children and families fleeing armed violence.07/06/2023 11:25:00
During his visit to Tijuana in northern Mexico, Beah – a bestselling author and human rights activist who was forcibly recruited into an armed group during the brutal civil war in his home country of Sierra Leone at the age of 13 – spoke to Mexican children, teenagers and their parents about experiences they had endured.
Private Sector Gears Up For Growth Over The Coming Quarter - CBI Growth Indicator05/06/2023 16:05:00
Private sector activity fell in the three months to May (-10% from -7% in April), marking the tenth consecutive rolling quarter of decline, according to the CBI’s latest Growth Indicator.
Austerity left UK “hugely unprepared" for the Covid pandemic – TUC05/06/2023 14:05:00
Austerity left the UK “hugely unprepared" for the Covid pandemic, according to a new report published by the TUC today (Monday).
The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) responds to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Concluding Observations of the UK05/06/2023 10:05:00
Jon Sparkes, Chief Executive of the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK), responds to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Concluding Observations of the UK
Audit Scotland - Challenges ahead to spend remaining EU money by end of 202305/06/2023 09:05:00
All EU Structural Funds Programme and Rural Development Programme funding has been committed to projects, but with £504 million still available to be spent
TUC – women in Yorkshire and Humberside twice as likely as men to miss out on pensions auto-enrolment02/06/2023 13:15:00
Women in Yorkshire and Humberside are more than twice as likely as men to miss out on being automatically put into a workplace pension, according to new analysis published by the TUC on Monday 29 May to mark gender pensions gap day.