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Brexit – what it means for the medical profession

The BMA has been working to safeguard the future of the medical profession and the patients we serve following the UK's vote to leave the European Union on 23 June 2016.

The BMA – the UK's leading voice in representing doctors and medical students – must be involved in consultations that affect the profession and patients during the negotiations to leave the EU. We are raising key priorities for health which should be central to the negotiations, including:

  • the retention and recruitment of EU staff
  • mutual recognition of professional qualifications
  • science and research
  • health and safety legislation
  • public health protection and procurement.

Brexit: one year on

Click through our timeline to see what we've been doing for our members over the past year, or view in full screen

Read on to find out more detail about our work in this area.