Call for written views into the potential impact of Brexit on health


A Scottish Parliament Committee has issued a call for views on the potential impact leaving the European Union could have on health and social care in Scotland.

The Health and Sport Committee would like to hear from people on the following questions:

  • How could the potential risks of Brexit for health and social care in Scotland be minimised? 
  • How could the potential benefits of Brexit for health and social care in Scotland be realised?
  • In what ways could future trade agreements impact on health and social care in Scotland?
  • What are your views on how common frameworks, to enable the functioning of the UK internal market in relation to health and social care in Scotland, should be agreed and governed?

Convener of the Health and Sport Committee, Neil Findlay MSP said:

“While the impact of Brexit is difficult to predict, it is clear that a number of potentially important changes may take place. The Committee will consider what the NHS and social care in Scotland could look like once the UK leaves the EU to identify what the potential risks and opportunities are, and find areas where Scotland can influence the changes that will be necessary most effectively”.

The deadline for written evidence submissions is 25 January 2018.


Further information regarding this call for evidence session is available here. The Committee intend to hear directly from witnesses in March.