Patient care and safety remain our priority as we approach the UK’s proposed exit from the European Union (Brexit).
Preparations are under way at SaTH and across the wider NHS to ensure that, where possible, any disruption following Brexit is minimised, even in the event of a ‘no deal’ exit.
In line with NHS guidance we have a nominated Senior Responsible Officer (SRO) for Brexit, as well as lead representatives from other potentially-affected areas of the Trust. These representatives meet regularly to agree processes and procedures for our own preparations, and to ensure that, after Brexit:
- There are sufficient supplies of clinical and non-clinical goods, including medicines, to treat patients
- Staff from EU nations are supported following Brexit
- The Trust maintains safe staffing levels for its patients
The Government is working closely with the NHS and suppliers to help to ensure medicines and medical products continue to be available for patients if there is a ‘no deal’ Brexit. More information can be found on the NHS Website.
Travel and Healthcare
General information and guidance on Brexit for EU citizens and their families who reside in the UK can be found below. Pages are updated regularly as more information becomes available.
- Preparing for EU Exit
- Healthcare for UK residents visiting the EU, EEA and Switzerland in the event of a no-deal Brexit for EU citizens and voluntary and community sectors
- Guidance for EU citizens living in the UK and travelling to the EU
- Information for EU nationals travelling to the EU
Frequently Asked Questions
Naturally, many of us have concerns about what Brexit means for us and our health. Answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding care and continuity of supply can be found on the NHS England site .