Call for written views into the potential impact of Brexit on health and social care in Scotland

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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.

Convener of the Health and Sport Committee, Neil Findlay MSP

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”.

There will be a one off evidence session (Agenda here) on care home sustainability on Tuesday at 10am.  This will broadcasting on Facebook Live (ScotParl) and via Parliament TV https://www.scottishparliament.tv/ 

How to submit your evidence

Please send your submission no later than Thursday 25 January 2018.

Responses should be sent, wherever possible, electronically and in MS Word format to: healthandsport@parliament.scot

Hard-copy responses may be sent to: Health and Sport Committee, T3.60, Scottish Parliament, Edinburgh EH99 1SP. 

Before making a submission, please read our Policy on Treatment of Written Evidence by Subject and Mandatory Committees.

Contact

Should you require alternative formats of this information or further assistance in making a written submission to the Committee, please do not hesitate to contact the clerking team of the Committee.

For Committee information, contact:  Heather Galway, tel 0131 348 5410, email: heather.galway@parliament.scot

For further information, the media contact is:  Angela Kelly, tel 0131 348 6085, email angela.kelly@parliament.scot

 

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