Skip to main content

Brexit: the impact on health and social care and the role of community nurses.

Burdett, T. and Fenge, L.-A., 2018. Brexit: the impact on health and social care and the role of community nurses. Journal of Community Nursing, 32 (4), 62 - 65.

Full text available as:

Brexit community nursing paper LAFedit.update.pdf - Accepted Version
Available under License Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial No Derivatives.


Official URL:


Brexit poses seismic challenges for health and social care provision in the United Kingdom concerning the on-going financial support available to fund health and social care within a post Brexit economy. Alongside funding issues there are potential concerns linked to the continued access to medical supplies and equipment which are linked to trading relationships within the European Union. Changes to the context of legal frameworks and funding for research which result from Brexit are also serious concerns. Although many of these areas may have potential detrimental impacts on patient care there is a particular concern about the loss of migrant health and social care workers which may exacerbate the recruitment issues currently facing the UK health and social care workforce. Reflections from those who work within health and social care can create insider perspectives about what Brexit means to individuals and their families. This can help organisations consider the challenges that their current EU migrant workers experience and explore ways of mitigating these impacts on both the individual and wider organisation to ensure patient care is not diluted but instead enhanced. Community and practice-based nurses and staff have a central role in providing integrated person-centred care and have an important role in advocating for their frail patients whose care may be compromised as a result of challenges created by Brexit.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Brexit; Workforce Development; Migrant Workers; Implications for practice
Group:Faculty of Health & Social Sciences
ID Code:31234
Deposited By: Symplectic RT2
Deposited On:14 Sep 2018 15:19
Last Modified:14 Mar 2022 14:12


Downloads per month over past year

More statistics for this item...
Repository Staff Only -