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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.
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.
Any trade deals the UK enters into after Brexit must not sacrifice the ability of UK or Scottish Governments to bring forward legitimate measures to improve public health, warns BMA Scotland.
Health protection and security in the UK, including efforts to combat infectious diseases, air pollution and maintaining high food standards, has been fundamentally shaped by our membership of the European Union.
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 Prime Minister's response to the letter on WTRs from the BMA and 12 other leading health organisations.
Together with 12 leading health organisations, we wrote to the Prime Minister asking her to protect the Working Time Regulations after Brexit.
For the UK to continue to provide safe and reliable healthcare services and to remain globally competitive in the life sciences, it must be able to recruit and retain doctors from the EEA and elsewhere in the world.
We welcome the progress made in talks, in particular guarantees on citizens’ rights and confirmation there not be a hard border in Northern Ireland. These assurances are vital.
Our manifesto sets out what the BMA believe needs to be achieved for doctors and patients during the Brexit negotiations and beyond. Read more.
A survey of EU doctors working in the UK has found that nearly half are considering leaving following the EU referendum result, with almost one in five already having solid plans to relocate elsewhere.
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 county 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 timeline of activity, 'Brexit: One year on'.
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.