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Brexit may impact on patients having treatment in the UK and Northern Ireland under the Cross Border Health Care Directive.

That’s according to Ireland South MEP, Deirdre Clune, who’s welcoming figures showing a significant uptake in the number of HSE patients availing of the directive.

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It’s gone from just seven patients in 2014, to 157 last year, to 371 in the first six months of this year.

MEP Clune says however that Brexit may have an impact on patients, as the UK may no longer be subject to the cross border directive.

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The Fine Gael MEP is to seek clarity from the HSE to ensure that those already in the process of applying for treatment in the UK are guaranteed it.