The government must deliver certainty for EU staff

14 November 2017

 

A British Medical Association (BMA) survey of EEA doctors has found that almost half are considering leaving following the EU referendum result, with almost one in five having already made solid plans to relocate elsewhere.

Its survey found:

 

Responding to survey findings from the British Medical Association on EU doctors planning to leave the UK following the Brexit vote, the director of policy and strategy at NHS Providers, Saffron Cordery, said:

“There is increasing evidence that Brexit is having an adverse impact on staff recruitment and retention in the NHS.

The government must deliver certainty for EU staff. It should reassure them that their commitment to the NHS is greatly valued and will continue to be welcome.

“Our report published last week There for us: a better future for the NHS workforce showed how uncertainty over international recruitment is threatening safe, high quality care for patients.

“The government must deliver certainty for EU staff. It should reassure them that their commitment to the NHS is greatly valued and will continue to be welcome. It should also provide assurance on immigration policy so trusts can continue to recruit overseas while we strengthen our workforce here.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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