Leaving the European Union : what needs to happen to maintain the quality and standards of healthcare in the UK

Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
Academy of Medical Royal Colleges
Publication date:
20 July 2016


This paper highlights specific issues that will need to be addressed by government or other national bodies in negotiations on withdrawal from the EU, including:

  • retention and recruitment of EU staff
  • science and research
  • regulation of medicines
  • environmental legislation and public health protection
  • working time regulations
  • emphasising the requirement for continued full involvement in EU activity until departure