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How to manage the Brexit effect

FY2 Adele Flowerdew in the emergency department of North Manchester General Hospital. Full consent. manc190915

Healthcare workers from the EU make a significant contribution to delivering health services across the UK. Currently, between 7-10% of doctors working in the UK received their primary medical qualification in another EEA (European Economic Area) state.


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We are deeply concerned by the ongoing political uncertainty surrounding the future of EU nationals living and working in the UK, and the risk that the lack of certainty may cause some health professionals to leave the UK, or lead some to decide not to come and work or study in the UK at all.

We believe that the health of those living in the UK will suffer if we lose EU doctors due to Brexit.

In early February 2018, UK and EU negotiators started talks on the second phase of the Brexit negotiations, which will focus on the UK-EU relationship on the two year period after the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019. Movement to this 'second phase' was achieved on 8 December 2017, following an agreement that 'sufficient progress' had been made on key areas of the Brexit talks, including on citizens’ rights.

In light of recent negotiations, we are reviewing our guidance for EU nationals living and working in the UK. In the meantime, some useful links are below.


  • BMA Law

    Did you know in addition to running the free Immigration Advisory Service for our members, BMA Law can provide help and support in drawing up and submitting applications (such as a Permanent Residence Card Application) at discounted rates? Call them for more information on 0300 123 2014

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