What does the NHS say about Brexit?
Simon Stevens, the chief executive of NHS England, has warned that the NHS could be hit by the effect of Brexit on the economy. “It would be very dangerous if at precisely the moment the NHS is going to need extra funding actually the economy goes into a tailspin and that funding is not there,” he said.
And what about NHS staff?
The main trade unions, the British Medical Association and the Royal College of Nursing, are not taking an official position, although the BMA produced a document for doctors on EU issues which listed many more pros than cons for the NHS, the profession and the nation’s health emanating from our EU membership. The Royal College of Physicians, the doctors professional body – slightly different to a trade union – has backed a Remain vote, as has the Royal College of Midwives.