In this talk Professor Tamara Hervey explains why Brexit, no matter what form, is bad for health.
She untangles the legal and policy ramifications of leaving the European Union (EU) with or without a deal and what it means for the National Health Service. The consequences of a No Deal on patient safety are growing as hard borders in Dover will disrupt just-in-time supply chains that deliver potentially lifesaving medications.
Hervey and a team of academics, keeping a watchful eye on the negotiations, have published multiple analyses in the Lancet demonstrating how all possible Brexit arrangements, including Theresa May's current Withdrawal Agreement, will weaken the NHS and create unprecedented challenges for the health sector.
Her talk was given at the University of Ottawa’s Centre for Health Law, Policy and Ethics on March 7th, 2019. Tamara Hervey is a Jean Monnet Professor of European Union Law at the University of Sheffield in the United Kingdom. She co-authored European Union Health Law: Themes and Implications.