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