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Home Office and Nuffield Trust questioned on reciprocal healthcare after Brexit

12 September 2017

The EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee takes evidence from the Department of Health and Nuffield Trust on the reciprocal healthcare implications of Brexit for UK citizens travelling, living and/or working in the rest of the EU, and for EU citizens travelling, living and/or working in the UK, in both the short and medium term.


Wednesday 13 September, Committee Room 3a, Palace of Westminster.

At 10.30am:

  • Paul Macnaught, Director, EU, International and Public Health System, Department of Health

At 11.15am:

  • Mark Dayan, Policy and Public Affairs Analyst, Nuffield Trust

Possible questions

  • According to the Government's assessments, which groups (for instance people with disabilities, long-term conditions, children, etc.) stand to be most affected by any changes to existing reciprocal healthcare arrangements? How does the Government plan to mitigate any potentially negative consequences for such groups of the post-Brexit arrangements?
  • What would be the key priorities for a transitional agreement covering reciprocal healthcare arrangements?
  • What incentive does the UK have to maintain existing reciprocal healthcare arrangements with the EU, and the EU with the UK?
  • Does Brexit present any opportunities for UK citizens who might need to find new ways to pay for healthcare coverage, or for UK healthcare providers?

Further information

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