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Brexit is not the biggest problem the NHS faces

The deep structural change required dwarfs the Brexit challenge for the health service

By Nigel Crisp  

There are significant risks to the NHS from Brexit. A brief discussion of them illustrates three points.

The risks include uncertainty about staffing with an estimated 155,000 EU citizens from outside the UK working in our health and care system; threats to continued research funding from the EU and to collaboration with European colleagues on vital research topics; concern about whether we can still access the radio-isotopes we need on the same terms as we do now; and worry about whether other institutions may follow the European Medicines Agency in leaving…

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