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Brexit and the medical profession

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.

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Brexit : our key asks

  1. Permanent residence for EU doctors and medical researchers currently in the UK

  2. A flexible immigration system which supports UK health and medical research

  3. Mutual recognition of professional qualifications and measures which protect patient safety

  4. Ongoing access to EU research programmes and research funding

  5. Consideration of the unique impact Brexit may have on Northern Ireland’s health service

Number of NHS staff from overseas

  • NHS staff in England who are nationals of a county outside the UK

    135,000

  • NHS staff in England who are nationals of other EU countries

    60,000

  • Health and social work staff in Scotland who are EU nationals

    12,000

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