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  • 6 February 2020
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Brexit information for all Health and Social Care staff

An update from Welsh Government.

The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020. During the following Implementation Period to 31 December 2020, the UK will continue to stay aligned with EU law, and existing regulatory and customs procedures will remain in place.

  • NHS Services: Welsh Government do not envisage any disruption to the day-to-day running of the NHS or social care services.

  • Medicines: Supplies, including medicines and medical goods, will continue to flow normally during the Implementation Period.

  • Prescriptions : People should continue doing what they’ve always done - ordering prescriptions when they are needed, get it dispensed in the usual way and continue to take it as it was prescribed.

  • Reciprocal Healthcare: During the Implementation Period (31 January 2020 to 31 December 2020) existing reciprocal healthcare arrangements will continue to apply as they did before 31 January.

  • Supporting EU nationals working in health and care: EU citizens are encouraged to be able to continue to live and work here. EU, EEA and Swiss citizens have until 30 June 2021 to apply for the UK Government’s EU Settlement Scheme.

Need help with a settlement scheme application?

The Welsh Government has put in place free support to help those who need it. Access the support via the EUSS Wales website.

For the latest Brexit information, please visit the Preparing Wales website.