Brexit amendment on health and social care raised at HolyroodType: News
Topic: Policy and legislation
Published on: 8th December 2017
Camphill Scotland recently briefed members of the Cross Party Group on Carers, and on the Cross Party Group on Older People, Age and Ageing in the Scottish Parliament. Our Policy and Engagement Manager, Robert McGeachy, commented
Camphill Scotland welcomes the interest of the Cross Party Group on Carers and of the Cross Party Group on Older People, Age and Ageing’s in our amendment to the Brexit legislation. It is not too late to support the amendment, and we would be delighted to hear from organisations wishing to add their names to the briefing in support of the amendment.
Amendment NC44 would require the UK Government to make arrangements for an independent evaluation of the impact of the Act and Brexit upon the health and social care sectors across the 4 Nations to be made after consulting the Scottish Ministers, the Welsh Ministers and the relevant Northern Ireland department, service providers, those requiring health and social care services, and others.
This amendment is necessary to determine the full impact of the legislation and Brexit upon the health and social care sectors across the 4 Nations, including the care and support for people with disabilities, for older people, for children and young people, for people with long term conditions and other support needs. This, in turn, will help to ensure that the strategic planning and decision making of Governments, local authorities, the third sector, unions, the health and social care sector and other key agencies across the UK, in relation to the impact of Brexit on the health and social care sector in their respective nations, is fully informed and shaped by robust evidence.
The amendment has been tabled by Joanna Cherry MP, and is supported by Dr Philippa Whitford MP, Martyn Day MP, Douglas Chapman MP and Pete Wishart MP, and by 53 organisations across the UK.
Still time to add your support
You can add your support to the Brexit amendment on health and social care, either as an organisation or as an individual.
Organisations should contact Robert McGeachy, Policy & Engagement Manager, Camphill Scotland to confirm their organisation’s support for the amendment.
Individuals should contact their MP and ask that they add their name to the amendment in support. You might like to adapt our template letter and use the House of Commons search engine to find your local MP.
Read Amendment NC44
Contact Camphill Scotland’s Policy & Engagement Manager, Robert McGeachy
Mobile: 07825 149005