The King’s Fund, the Health Foundation and Nuffield Trust have sent an open letter to MPs summarising the four major areas where the impact of a no deal Brexit could be felt most sharply in health and care.

The letter argues a no-deal Brexit could cause significant harm to health and social care services and the people who rely on them, based on objective evidence.

It says: “There is a very real risk that leaving the European Union without an agreement could exacerbate the workforce crisis in health and care, drive up demand for already hard-pressed services, hinder the supply of medicines and other vital supplies, and stretch the public finances which pay for healthcare.”

As well as outlining these areas in more detail, the letter seeks to ‘inform the important decisions that will be made in the coming days and weeks’.