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BMA highlights continued uncertainty over Brexit

Is there too much uncertainty over the consequences of Brexit?


BMA bosses say there is still too much uncertainty surrounding the implications of Brexit for patients, doctors and health services. The UK is due to exit the EU in just under eight months.


The doctors’ union says a ‘no deal’ Brexit could have potentially damaging consequences for health services across the UK and Europe. These include on workforce and immigration, Northern Ireland, access to medicines, reciprocal healthcare, professional qualifications and patient safety, access to medical radioisotopes, medical research and rare diseases.


The BMA is calling for the public to have a final, informed say on the Brexit deal, including the option to reject the notion of a ‘no deal’.


Further information

BMA: A health service under threat: the dangers of a ‘no deal’ Brexit