Brexit: How might it affect health and healthcare in the UK

A study published in The Lancet approaches the Brexit situation from a healthcare point of view by defining three possible scenarios around its potential impact on health care. The study mentions the European Reference Networks in the European Union, referring to their importance in providing healthcare support to EU patients across the EU. Reciprocal healthcare arrangements and the consequences of losing these measures post-Brexit are cause of rising concerns in the ERN communities. ERNs are an important mechanism in facilitating access to health care for many rare disease patients and Brexit could be potentially detrimental for patients across the EU.   (©orphanews 2018.01.22)