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Brexit: Harmful to your health

Cross-border services, freedom of movement: the ramifications of Brexit for these and other issues seem certain to turn parts of the Irish healthcare system upside-down

Susan Mitchell

Deputy Editor and Health Editor

7th October, 2018

The British NHS inadvertently played a major role in the result of that country’s 2016 referendum on EU membership. Many voters throughout Britain now know better than to expect a £350 million weekly cash injection for the NHS, but what impact will Brexit have on the health services across Ireland?

“It’s scary. The ramifications are huge,” said Anthony Staines, professor of health systems at Dublin City University (DCU).

“We don’t...

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