Brexit damaging NHS with staff and medicine shortages, study finds

Nuffield Trust report finds Brexit ‘fantasies’ are compounding ‘severe challenges’

Jon Stone
Policy Correspondent
Monday 19 December 2022 00:07 GMT
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Brexit is damaging the NHS and driving pressure on overstretched services, a study by healthcare experts has found.

A new report by think tank the Nuffield Trust warns that Britain’s departure from the EU has worsened recruitment shortages while pushing up the price of some medicines and making some more difficult to obtain. The report also states that Brexit could worsen health inequality.

The findings of the study are a far cry from the promises of the Leave campaign, which promoted the idea that leaving the EU would secure more funds for the health service.

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