How will Brexit affect the UK’s response to coronavirus?


This report from UK think tank the Nuffield Trust assesses how leaving the single market might affect UK health and social care services.

Coronavirus has demanded exceptional things of the NHS, and of health services across Europe. Now, the UK is scheduled on 31 December to make the biggest changes to its domestic and international legal system in 50 years during what may be a period of difficult containment – or of an ongoing and resurgent second wave.

This new briefing considers how leaving the single market might affect UK health and social care services in the short term as they try to deal with coronavirus while maintaining normal services. It also looks at what difference a deal might make, and the options that the UK and the EU have.

 

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