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Brexit, Budget, Business: The big picture for healthcare

Brexit, Budget, Business: The big picture for healthcare

26th November 2018

This week, health-related but also not health-related Parliamentary business, will be dominated by Brexit. Parliament's Brexit deal vote will take place in two weeks, but let's have a quick look at what Parliamentary sessions to look out for this week:

Tomorrow morning, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care will be questioned by MPs during Oral Questions starting at 11.30 am. A bit earlier in the morning, at 9.24 am the Public Bill Committee will discuss one of the so-called Brexit Bills, the Healthcare (International Arrangements) Bill.

Later in the afternoon, Brexit is will be discussed in light of healthcare again when the Select Committee on Health and Social Care will question Secretary of State, Matt Hancock MP, on the impact of the withdrawal agreement on health and social care. The session starts at 2.30 pm and you can watch it live here. Also worth a read is the briefing note by Professor Tamara Hervey and Nick Fahyon, two of tomorrow's academic witnesses.

After tomorrow's session, the Committee will follow-up on the Budget 2018 for health and social care. Read here the full transcript from their last week oral evidence session or read our brief summary outlining big topics discussed here. Also, please have a look at our website later this week for a brief article on our own APHG event on the Budget 2018 and NHS Spending which takes place tomorrow morning. 

On Wednesday afternoon at 2.45 pm, the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee will have an oral evidence session on the Pharmaceuticals in their series on Brexit and the implications for UK business inquiry.

Finally, on Thursday at 9.00 am, Theresa May will be questioned on Brexit by the Liaison Committee. The Liaison Committee is made up by Chairs of each of the select committees and Chaired by Health and Social Care Committee Chair - Dr Sarah Wollaston MP. Topics to be discussed are 'economy, business and trade', 'security, defence and borders', 'cross-border issues: transport, science and health', and 'constitution'. 

Have a great week,

Best regards,

Emelie de WagtHealth Policy Manager, Policy Connect020 72028580