Leaving the EU

As paediatricians we need to know that children and young people are placed at the centre of Brexit preparedness. We set our recommendations and provide guidance to our members working through this transition. These pages will be updated pending the outcome of negotiations with the EU.
In autumn 2019, we highlighted our concerns and recommendations around continuity of access to medicines, a strong workforce and preserving our vital research strengths.
Northern Ireland
Given significant integration between NI and Republic of Ireland on health and social care, paediatricians here need further assurances on how Brexit will affect them. Our briefing is from October 2019.
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The UK Government, NHS England and governments in the devolved nations have prepared advice for patients and clinicians, including the supply of medicines and what to expect in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Our FAQs are from autumn 2019.

RCPCH Director of Policy & External Affairs Rob Okunnu writes on 26 October 2020 about the fast approaching end to the transition, as the UK and EU continue to negotiate on a trade deal. 

We can't completely say what this will mean for health and social care - but we continue to call for continuity of access to medicines, medical devices and care for children and young people, measures that do not destabilise the workforce, and protection of research.