Brexit means...precisely what for NHS and Health Law?

HSMC (Park House), The Courtyard Room, University of Birmingham
Thursday 23 May 2019 (12:00-14:00)

Jennie Oldfield


The speaker at this seminar is Professor Jean McHale, Director of the Centre for Health Law, Science and Policy, University of Birmingham.

The NHS  has been entwined in the Brexit debates from the days of the Big Red Bus. Nearly three years on from the Referendum, the precise impact(s) of Brexit on the NHS and Health Law remain uncertain, not least due to the current volatile political situation. This paper explores the potential impacts upon the NHS itself, drawing upon work undertaken in the ESRC project Health Law outside the EU: Immediate, Intermediate and Long Term Impacts.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided at this free event.


Professor Jean McHale researches and writes in the area of Health Care law. She is the Director of the Centre for Health Law, Science and Policy at Birmingham Law School. Her recent books include European Health Law: Themes and Implications with Hervey (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and Routledge Handbook on Complementary and Alternative Medicine: Perspectives from Social Sciences and Law, edited with Nicola Gale, (Routledge, 2015). Professor McHale is the Principal Investigator on the ESRC UK Changing Europe Initiative Grant “Health Law outside the EU:Immediate, Intermediate and Long Term Impacts." She is also a co-grant holder on the National Institute for Health Research grant “Understanding employee whistleblowing in health care”. She was also the co-grant holder of an AHRC research network grant The Changing Demands of Beauty  from January 2015- June 2016.

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