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We are working hard to safeguard the future of the medical profession and the patients you serve following the UK’s vote to leave the European Union.
A BMA survey of over 1,500 EU doctors working in the UK has found that less than a quarter have faith in the Prime Minister's commitment to protect their rights in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Brexit could have catastrophic consequences for health services across the UK and Europe.
The UK will be able to negotiate new international trade agreements after Brexit. Trade agreements can change policy in ways that affect health, both within the UK and globally.
Doctors have made clear their worries that Brexit poses a major threat to the NHS and the nation’s health. Given what is now known about the potential impact of Brexit on health services, the BMA backs the idea of the public having a final say on the Brexit deal.
The message from experts at the BMA event – Keeping Europe Health: Brexit and the European Medical Profession - in the EP (European Parliament) couldn’t have been starker: Brexit is a threat to Europe’s health.
The UK’s membership of the EU has had a significant impact on the development of employment rights for doctors. The European Working Time Directive and EU equality laws, for example, have strengthened safety and equality provisions for doctors in the UK. Brexit could lead to changes in key employment and equality protections.
The challenges facing doctors and health services ahead of Brexit are considerable but have the potential to be felt even more profoundly in Northern Ireland, which shares a land border with another EU country.
Patient care across the UK is supported by important collaborations, safeguards and agreements with the EU. Brexit has the potential to significantly affect the care patients receive. Read more.
Read the letter from Council Chair, Chaand Nagpaul to the Prime Minister highlighting the findings of a new survey on the impact of Brexit on EU doctors and calling for further reassurances on EU citizens' rights.
We've published a series of briefings that outline our policy positions on a range of key issues relating to the impact of Brexit on the UK healthcare system.
NHS staff in England who are nationals of a country outside the UK
NHS staff in England who are nationals of other EU countries
Health and social work staff in Scotland who are EU nationals
Find out more about our Brexit work and view our infographic 'Brexit: one year to go'.
Our parliamentary briefing papers and consultations outline our position on Brexit.
The BMA continues to work with European partners to safeguard the future of the medical profession and the patients we serve.
Read our correspondence with ministers on the impact of Brexit on the UK medical profession and health services.
We strive to establish policy positions in key areas on a range of topics relating to the impact of Brexit on the UK healthcare system.
We've produced a variety of guidance, news, and opinion pieces to help keep you informed about Brexit and its impact on the medical workforce.
Keep up to date with the latest Brexit news and read our coverage on this topic.