Brexit - What it means for the NHS in Hywel Dda

BREXIT - what it means for the NHS in Hywel Dda The UK has left the EU. There will now be a transition period (sometimes called an implementation period) until 31 December 2020 while the UK and the EU negotiate the future relationship. Until 31 December 2020, the way the UK trades with the EU or the rest of the world will not change

We understand that our staff and patients may have concerns, this page aims to provide you with relevant information and links to answer questions you may have and also to assist staff in answering health associated queries from patients or their carers, and other stakeholders.


The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020.

The Preparing Wales website sets out advice for citizens, organisations and sectors across Wales about the steps that need to be taken in relation to Brexit and will be updated regularly.

We value the contribution made to our health services by our EU staff and we want to support staff so they can remain working with us and in the UK.

It is really important, that all staff register their nationality on our ESR system. This will help us to protect the interests of our EU staff. Managers can help by communicating this necessity to staff and once they have made this update on ESR, quickly approving their information and documentation. 

Click here to visit our staff Brexit support intranet page.  This link will only work when connected to the NHS network.

Hywel Dda EU staff Brexit support group

This group aims to provide you with relevant updates and as a place to answer any questions or concerns you may have and also a place to give and receive support with other EU staff members who work in Hywel Dda.

Click here to join the closed Facebook group to support EU staff through Brexit.

Public Health Wales has published a Health Impact Assessment of Brexit which examines the potential effects of Brexit on the short, medium and long-term health of people living in Wales.

Click here to access the Health Impact Assessment of Brexit report.