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NHS finances outside the EU

A Health Foundation briefing explores what leaving the EU might mean for funding of the NHS in England.

In light of economists warning that leaving the EU will have a negative effect on the UK economy the report concludes that it is difficult to see how the NHS can avoid the impact on public spending. In a long term analysis of NHS finances, the report estimates that the funding shortfall could be at least £19bn by 2030/31 assuming that the UK is able to join the European Economic Area. If this is not the case the shortfall is estimated at £28bn.