Coronavirus: health and social care key issues and sources

This Commons Library briefing paper provides an overview of key issues facing the NHS and social care services during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, and links to official UK and international guidance and data. It also lists other reliable sources of information in the health and social care sector, including comment from organisations representing patients, staff and service providers. This briefing paper was last updated on 13 July 2020.…

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Brexit: a reading list of post-EU Referendum publications by Parliament and the Devolved Assemblies

This reading list brings together briefings on Brexit by the Parliamentary libraries and the Devolved Assembly research services with reports by Parliamentary and Devolved Assembly committees following the result of the EU Referendum on 23 June 2016.…

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Planning for a no-deal Brexit

After Boris Johnson became Prime Minister in July 2019 the Government intensified planning for a no-deal Brexit and stressed its intention to take the UK out of the EU on 31 October with or without a deal. But the UK remained in the EU after 31 October after a further extension of the Article 50 period was agreed with the EU. A no-deal Brexit however remains the default outcome if an agreement is not ratified. This briefing paper provides an overview of Government and EU preparations for a no-deal Brexit, and of recent reports analysing the possible impact of this outcome…

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General debate on involvement of patients in the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare

At 1.30pm on 5 September 2019 there will be a Westminster Hall debate on the involvement of patients in the use of artificial intelligence in healthcare. This debate was nominated by the Backbench Business Committee and will be led by Henry Smith MP.…

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General Debate on the spending of the Department of Health on Non-Invasive Precision Therapies for cancer

On 18 July 2019 there will be a general debate on the spending of the Department of Health on non-invasive precision therapies for cancer. The debate will take place in the House of Commons Chamber and will be led by Grahame Morris MP.…

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