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Health Services

Department of Health written question – answered on 18th October 2017.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the findings of the Lancet article, entitled How will Brexit affect health and health services in the UK? Evaluating three possible scenarios, published in September 2017; and whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union on those implications.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health

In the face of growing demand the National Health Service has record funding, so we have more doctors and more nurses on our wards. Ahead of this winter, the NHS has planned earlier and more thoroughly than ever before, supported by an extra £100 millon for accident and emergency departments and £2 billion funding for the social care system.

The Government is committed to a world-class NHS, which is why we are backing it with at least an extra £8 billion investment by 2022 and are focused on getting a Brexit deal that is in the best interests of the economy, citizens and patients.

The Department, through the Secretary of State, other Ministers and senior officials, are in regular contact with the Department for Exiting the European Union on all health and social care matters in relation to Brexit.

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