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Correspondence with UK government ministers

The BMA regularly writes to government ministers across the UK to highlight concerns and opportunities arising from the UK’s withdrawal from the EU

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4 June 2019
BMA Council Chair, Dr Chaand Nagpaul wrote to the Conservative Party leadership candidates asking them to commit to explicit safeguards for the health service against the dangers posed by Brexit.

Read our letter to Conservative Party leadership candidates

 

27 February 2019
Members of BMA Council have today written to the Prime Minister to reiterate the BMA's concerns around the UK's withdrawal from the EU, and to call for the public to have the final say on the Brexit deal.

Read our letter to the Prime Minister

 

16 November 2018
BMA Council Chair, Dr Chaand Nagpaul wrote to the Prime Minister to highlight the findings of a new survey on the impact of Brexit on EU doctors and to call for further reassurances on EU citizens' rights.

Read our letter to the Prime Minister


9 March 2018
Dr Liam Fox, Secretary of State for International Trade, wrote to the BMA's Chief Executive regarding the NHS and future trade agreements after Brexit.
Read Dr Liam Fox's letter to Chief Executive Keith Ward


20 December 2017
The BMA is deeply concerned by reports that there is support within government for the removal of the Working Time Regulations (WTR) from UK law after Brexit. Together with twelve leading health organisations, we have written to Prime Minister Theresa May, asking her not remove these vital health and safety regulations.
Read our letter to the Prime Minister


9 November 2016
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


30 June 2016
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


2 July 2016
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


27 January 2017
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


9 January 2017
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


10 January 2017
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