The UK referendum on European Union (EU) membership took place on the 23rd June, with the leave vote winning a majority of 52 percent. What happens now and what the consequences will be are subjects generating many heated debates. One of the most important considerations is the future of the National Health Service, and what kind access British expats will have to healthcare in the EU.
Although ‘Leave’ campaigners believe the NHS will be better off once the UK has exited the EU, recent government figures suggested that Brexit will result in a loss to public services of GBP 36bn a year, an amount that could leave the NHS with a funding black hole.
The influence of Brexit, however, is open to debate and nobody can really forecast how the NHS will fare. As debate rages on, this data from a number of sources brings together what’s important about the the relationship between the NHS and the European Union.
The facts on the NHS and the European Union
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