Hard Brexit Signals Rocky Road for Radiology
Published: January 26, 2017
After the strongest hint yet from Prime Minister Theresa May that the U.K. will look to extract itself from the European Union (EU) single market (a so-called hard Brexit), it seems right to review early speculation on the outlook for medical imaging and healthcare IT.
Let’s focus on three factors: the U.K. National Health Service (NHS), regulatory aspects, and the market impact.
Radiology in U.K. NHS already suffering
Hard Brexit has few positives for the U.K. NHS, a system that’s already in some difficulty. Not only are current resources in radiology already at a breaking point, but also stricter immigration controls and a worsening economic picture could see the NHS imaging service facing a clinical brain drain.
This is the opening extract of Steve’s regular monthly market column for AuntMinnie Europe.
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