Public Health Wales’ Policy Team launch Brexit Health Hub
Following the referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union in June 2016, Public Health Wales’ Policy Team has maintained a weekly ‘Reading List’ of guidance, research and Parliamentary reports linked to Brexit, health and the wider determinants of health.
With this Reading List now comprising over 1000 points of reference, the Policy Team has developed thematic webpages to help inform public health professionals about the key issues linked to population health and the UK’s future relationship with Europe and the world. Launching today, the Brexit Health Hub comprises bilingual pages on the following:
- Brexit and Agriculture
- Brexit and Communities
- Brexit and Education
- Brexit and Equality & Human Rights
- Brexit and Food
- Brexit and Health Care Services
- Brexit and Research
- Brexit and the Environment
- Brexit and Transport
- Brexit and Trade
- Brexit and Wales
- Brexit and Work
Commenting on the webpages, Dr. Sumina Azam, Consultant in Public Health, Policy Division, said:
“Whilst the Brexit negotiations are still in progress, the potential implications of the UK leaving the European Union are vast, particularly when viewed through a wider determinants lens. By developing the Brexit Health Hub, we hope to keep professionals updated on the latest evidence and information regarding these possible impacts on their areas of practice.”
The Public Health Wales Brexit Reading List is shared weekly with colleagues within the organisation, and also amongst professionals within the UK and Ireland through the UK Public Health Network. The Brexit Health Hub is hosted on the Public Health Network Cymru website, the network for professionals working on public health matters in Wales.
For more information about the Brexit Health Hub, or to subscribe to the weekly Brexit Reading List updates, please contact Adam Jones.