Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 11th April 2019.

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Photo of Philippa Whitford Philippa Whitford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what discussions he has had with Scotland’s Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport on how existing reciprocal healthcare arrangements for people from the (a) UK, (b) EU, and (c) European Economic Area will be affected by the UK leaving the EU.

Photo of Stephen Hammond Stephen Hammond Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

My Rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care regularly discusses plans for European Union exit, including those relating to reciprocal healthcare, with a wide range of stakeholders and other Government Departments.

Furthermore, I engage with Ministerial counterparts in both the Welsh and Scottish Governments, as well as the Permanent Secretary for the Department of Health in the Northern Ireland Civil Service, on preparations for EU exit.

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