Preparing for Brexit (EU Exit)

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This information has been provided by the Leeds Health and Social Care EU Exit task group.

Preparing for Brexit (EU Exit)

Leeds City Council and local NHS organisations are working closely together to prepare for Brexit -the UK’s expected withdrawal from the European Union on 31 October.

As part of this preparation they want to ensure their staff and colleagues from partner organisations, such as the third sector, can access information they need to help them ensure we help local people as well as our own employees.

They would very much welcome your support in sharing the information in this update with your colleagues, covering it at team meetings and sharing this with members of the public you’ll be in contact with.

 Get ready for Brexit

The Government has launched a campaign to help individuals and business prepare for the expected EU Exit on 31 October. They’d like to encourage everyone to access the online checklist to see how you could be affected and how you can prepare www.gov.uk/brexit.

This includes information on anything you may need to consider when travelling, including holiday health insurance requirements. It also has links providing advice around accessing healthcare in the UK after Brexit.

 Getting your medicines

Patient-facing messages will continue to be published on the nhs.uk website under the appropriate section. There are specified sections on the NHS England website dedicated to getting your medicines and medicines frequently asked questions in the event of a no deal EU exit.

 Brexit: advice for residents

Residents in Leeds can find out more about how Leeds City Council is preparing for Brexit by visiting www.leeds.gov.uk/brexit/advice-for-residents

Returning to the UK

Find out more about actions that UK nationals may need to take if they are living abroad and are returning to the UK permanently, such as bringing family members to the UK and access to benefits and services www.gov.uk/guidance/returning-to-the-uk

 Settling in the UK

People can use the Government’s ‘Get ready for Brexit’ checklist (www.gov.uk/brexit) to find out more about how they could apply to settle in the UK. People can also get support at Leeds City Council’s community hubs including advice on ID checking and help with using a computer to complete the online application. More details on local support is available here: www.leeds.gov.uk/brexit/settling-in-the-uk

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Sean is the communications Officer at Leeds Older People’s Forum (LOPF) and also deals with admin and office management. He enjoys the wide variety of his role which covers things like designing reports and documents, organising meetings, putting together ebulletins, writing blogs, updating the LOPF website and social media and making sure that the office never runs out of milk. He has worked in the third sector since 2001 first with Volition and then LOPF and is the longest serving member of the Forum Central team. Previous to this Sean had mainly worked in horticulture and also had a spell managing a newsagent shop.

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