Dr Porter wrote to the Secretary of State to outline the BMA’s concerns around the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Dr Porter highlighted the need for the BMA to be involved in discussions which would affect the medical profession including future immigration systems and the education and training of doctors.
Read Dr Porter's letter to David Davis, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union
Shortly after the UK’s vote to leave the EU, Dr Porter wrote to the Prime Minister to condemn xenophobic attacks on NHS staff in the wake of the referendum. Dr Porter also called for additional funding for the NHS following promises by the ‘Leave’ campaign that £350m a week would be redirected to the NHS as we ceased our funding to the EU.
Read Dr Porter's letter to the Prime Minister
The Secretary of State for Health responded to Dr Porter’s letter on behalf of the Prime Minister. In his letter, the Health Secretary paid tribute to the contribution of EU doctors, nurses and healthcare staff to the NHS.
Read the Secretary of State's response
Dr Woods, Chair of Northern Ireland Council, wrote to the Secretary of State to highlight the particular challenges of Brexit for Northern Ireland. Dr Woods highlighted concerns around cross border health services, the mobility of staff, the regulation and training of doctors and the preservation of professional standards and employment rights.
Read Dr John Woods' letter to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland
Dr Bennie, Chair of Scottish Council, wrote to the First Minister to outline the BMA's ongoing concern about the potential impact that leaving the EU may have on the on the medical profession, the NHS in Scotland and the services we provide to our patients
Read Dr Peter Bennie's letter to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon
Dr Phil Banfield, BMA Welsh council chair, wrote to the First Minister to outline the BMA Wales’ ongoing concern about the potential impact that leaving the EU may have on the on the medical profession, health services in Wales and the services provided to patients.
Read Dr Banfield's letter to First Minister Carwyn Jones