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Brexit information for Managers & Staff - archived information






1st July 2021

Following decisions by the UK Government the UK has now left the EU.  EU citizens who are resident in the UK by 31 December 2020 will have to apply to the UK Government’s EU Settlement Scheme by 30 June 2021 to continue living in the UK. Even if you have been resident in the UK for a long time you will still need to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living in the UK after Brexit. 



The EU Settlement Scheme: guidance for line managers has been updated, reflecting the recent guidance published by the UK Government.


31 January 2020

Please take the time to read through the latest communication on EU and EEA Citizens working in the NHS in Scotland from the Jeane Freeman MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport.

You and your family can take some actions now to prepare for the UK’s exit from the EU and more information is available through the following links:

Check what you need to do to stay in the UK

Check what you must do in the country where you live


27 November 2019

Please take the time to read through the latest communication on EU and EEA Citizens working in the NHS in Scotland from the Jeane Freeman MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport.

It is recommended to watch the Scottish Government 'Stay in Scotland' Toolkit videos for further information.


How To Stay in Scotland


Staying in Scotland

Supporting EU Citizens to Stay in Scotland - a guide for EU Citizens

07 October 2019

If you were unable to join us at the Brexit Sessions in October, please time some time to watch the online Q&A video recorded at the latest session with the Anne MacPherson, HR Director.

16 September 2019

Brexit Staff Information Event

We have organised a Staff Brexit Session, in liaison with the EU Support Unit to provide support and guidance for EU and EEA Nationals who are working across and providing services to NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

The Unit, supported by the Home Office and the Scottish Government has been established to provide help to individuals in relation to general information in relation to the Settlement Scheme, applying for Settled Status, and more technical support through the process itself.

The session, which we are repeating across various sites and dates, will be held on:

2 October 2019 from 9.30am – 11.00am

Seminar Rooms 1&2, New Lister Building, Glasgow Royal Infirmary

8 October 2019 from 9.30am – 11.00am

Medical Education Theatre, Level 4, Royal Alexandria Hospital

11 October 2019 from 9.30am – 11.00am

Lecture Theatre, Teaching and Learning Centre, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

If you would like to come along to one of the sessions, please arrange to book a place through the links above.

We would ask that if you are due on shift that you make arrangements with your Line Manager in order to ensure appropriate cover.

19 September 2019

Are you Travelling Abroad over Brexit

The UK is planning to leave the EU on 31 October. The Government has produced some new guidance on what you need to do now to prepare for Brexit. You can see this in detail here - However for your information we have provided the key points below: 

You and your family

Travel Insurance - take out appropriate travel insurance with health cover before travelling to the EU. You may be charged for your care if you do not get health cover with your travel insurance.

Passport - check a passport for travel to Europe after Brexit. You may not be able to travel if you do not renew your passport in time.

Immigration Rules - check what you need to do to make sure you can travel through the border of the country you are visiting. You may not be allowed to enter the EU if you cannot show you meet immigration rules.

Mobile Phone - check whether your mobile phone company has changed its mobile roaming charges before travelling to the EU. You may be charged for using your mobile device in the EU if your operator has re-introduced roaming charges.

Disruption to Journey - check for disruption to your journey before you travel between the UK and the EU - border checks may take longer. If you do not allow enough time, you could miss your flight, train or ferry.

Driving - if you are intending to drive to the EU you may need some extra documents after Brexit.

Pet Travel - after Brexit you will not be able to use the existing pet passport scheme. Instead you’ll need to follow a different process, which takes 4 months.

Short Trips - after Brexit, you will not need a visa for short trips, according to European Commission proposals. You could stay for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. You may need a visa or permit to stay for longer, or to work or study. Check the website for updates on this.

Border control - at border control, you may need to show a return or onward ticket; show you have enough money for your stay and/or use separate lanes from EU, EEA and Swiss citizens when queueing

Ireland - travel to Ireland will not change after Brexit. You’ll also be able to work in Ireland in the same way as before.

Advice on all of the above is available to see in the guidance: Visit Europe after Brexit.

EU Settlement Scheme Launch - Correspondence from Home Secretary (Updated 16 September 2019)

EU citizens currently living in the UK will have to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme if they want to keep living in the UK. To be eligible to apply to the Settlement Scheme, EU citizens will need to show they are resident in the UK by December 2020. However, you can apply to the Scheme now through this link - Settlement Scheme. 

If you would like some assistant with applying you can contact the EU Settlement Scheme helpline, Monday to Friday (9.00 am to 5.00 pm) on 0800 916 9847.

Letter to Consultants re medicines

Use the link below to download the letter in Word format.

Exit from the European Union in the event of a no deal: Plans for supply of medicines

Brexit Guide 

We have condensed our Brexit Site Pages and Information into an overall Brexit Guide. We have updated this to ensure that it contains the most up to date information. This is aimed at staff, their colleagues and Managers. This can be viewed along with FAQs on the Guidance and Information page below or by clicking Brexit Guide - Staff and Managers.

Further Information

If you have any general queries, you can email us at [email protected] or alternatively call us on 0141 278 2700 - Option 2.

GMC News – Preparing for Brexit

Please see the below list of FAQs which have been published by the GMC in relation to Brexit.,63LOY,6D6EX2,NYHV6,1

Last Updated: 01 July 2021