Brexit

The UK government should confirm its commitment that Brexit should do no harm to public health

The UK government should confirm its commitment that Brexit should do no harm to public health

Our College has joined with a range of health organisations to publish a public letter calling on the UK government to confirm its commitment that Brexit should do no harm to public health, and that it should publish assessments for the impact of Brexit on health and establish a monitoring system for health impacts.

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College and 16 other leading health organisations, calling for the Prime Minister to put health at the heart of negotiations

College and 16 other leading health organisations, calling for the Prime Minister to put health at the heart of negotiations

Our College has joined with 16 other health organisations to write to the Prime Minister to warn of the potential dangers of a no-deal Brexit on healthcare. Our letter states that clinicians are “unable to reassure patients” their health and care will not be affected, and that we have significant concerns about shortages of medical supplies.

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Brexit: Patient safety paramount across Ireland

Brexit: Patient safety paramount across Ireland

The Presidents of the four physician colleges across the UK and Ireland have jointly written to the Irish Times to call on the UK and Irish government to ensure that patient safety remains paramount following the UK’s exit from the EU, and that the free movement of staff patients and medicines across the Irish/UK border is maintained.

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Doctors issue Brexit patient safety warning

Doctors issue Brexit patient safety warning

Presidents of Royal Medical Colleges in Ireland, England and Scotland have warned politicians that patient safety and access to cross-border healthcare must be protected as Brexit nears.

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New Event: Brexit and Beyond

New Event: Brexit and Beyond

With the impending withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union it is important that we explore the implications of Brexit for medicine. That’s why our College would like to invite you to Medicine, Brexit and Beyond – Perspectives from Ireland, Scotland and England on Tuesday 26 February 2019 at 6:00pm in Belfast.

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Senior clinicians warn of no-deal Brexit dangers to NHS

Senior clinicians warn of no-deal Brexit dangers to NHS

Members of one of the UK’s leading royal medical colleges have warned of the dangers of a no-deal Brexit in a new survey. The membership of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow have sent out the call as Brexit negotiations in Brussels reach a critical stage.

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College responds to No-deal Brexit papers

College responds to No-deal Brexit papers

Speaking today (Thursday) following the publication of a series of planning papers by the UK Government on a ‘no-deal’ Brexit, College President Professor David Galloway said that the publications highlighted the need for a comprehensive Brexit deal which protects the interests of patients, staff and the wider NHS.

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College engages with Brexit Challenges

College engages with Brexit Challenges

Brexit ‘one of the greatest strategic issues facing the health sector across the UK.’

Brexit is one of the greatest strategic issues facing the health sector across the UK, say the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow in their newly published report on Brexit.

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Government confirms that Brexit will #donoharm

Government confirms that Brexit will #donoharm

During the Third Reading of the EU (Withdrawal) Bill in the House of Lords yesterday (16th May) the UK Government confirmed that the ‘do not harm’ public health duty will remain after the UK leaves the European Union.

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College welcomes Holyrood’s Brexit & Health report

College welcomes Holyrood’s Brexit & Health report

The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow has welcomed the publication of the latest report by the Scottish Parliament’s Health and Sport Committee on “The impact of leaving the European Union on health and social care in Scotland”.

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