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BMA survey of EU doctors working in the UK

More than four in 10 doctors at work in the UK are considering leaving following the EU referendum result, according to a BMA survey.

Around 10,000 doctors who work in the NHS qualified in the EEA.

The survey, of 1,193 European Economic Area doctors working in the UK, also found that:

  • On a scale of one to 10, European doctors stated they feel substantially less appreciated by the UK Government in light of the EU referendum result. The average rating dropped from seven out of 10 before the referendum, to less than four out of 10 after the referendum

  • On a scale of one to 10, European doctors stated they feel significantly less committed to working in the UK in light of the EU referendum result. From an average rating of nine out of 10 before the referendum, commitment dropped to an average of six out of 10 after the result

  • European doctors felt highly appreciated by patients before the EU referendum result, and this continues to be the case.

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