Drop-in session for MPs on health & social care BillType: News
Topic: Brexit | Policy and legislation
Published on: 22nd February 2019
A drop-in session will take place on Tuesday 26 February 2019 at Westminster so that MPs and Peers can find out more about Brendan O’Hara MP’s private members bill on the impact of Brexit on health and social care across the UK.
The Bill is supported by over 100 organisations across the UK and has cross-party support. The Bill is not about whether or not Brexit is a good or a bad thing; it 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 sector 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.
Camphill Scotland believes the Bill is necessary to determine the full impact of Brexit upon the health and social care sector across the 4 Nations, including the care and support for children and young people, for people with disabilities, with long term conditions and with 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.
How to support the progress of this Bill
- Camphill Scotland and our partners are calling on more organisations to support the Bill by adding their name to the list of supporters in the briefing paper in support of the Bill.
- Write to your local MP to request that they support the Bill. You may wish to adapt this letter template (in support of Camphill) adapt this more general letter template.
Brendan O’Hara MP’s private member’s bill was introduced on behalf of Camphill Scotland, the ALLIANCE (Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland), SCVO and our partners across the UK totalling over 100 organisations.
Organisations wishing further information should contact Robert McGeachy, Policy and Engagement Manager.