How Brexit could affect the health service in Northern Ireland
By Mark Dayan
The NHS played a major role in the 2016 EU referendum. But 18 months on, although we know better than to expect £350 million a week payout, the details of what Brexit means for the service remain unclear.
Nowhere is this more significant than in Northern Ireland. “Harder” forms of Brexit raise issues that affect the NHS in all nations of the UK, but there are also several that are specific to the only health service that shares a border with an EU member state. In many cases, unfortunately, these add to problems that already exist.