Don’t let Brexit bust our NHS: Factsheet
While many were preoccupied with a certain red bus, health experts and NHS leaders were trying to warn people about the dangers of Brexit to the NHS, public health and medical innovation. Now that the Brexit vote has happened, we’re already seeing the impacts that were warned about. Softening a hard Brexit or stopping it altogether is key to limiting the damage to our NHS and healthcare.
Here are some key facts you should know:
- NHS vacancies after Brexit could be as high as 40,000 staff
- Applications from EU nurses to fill NHS vacancies have dropped 96% since the referendum
- The falling value of the pound will put up NHS supply costs by hundreds of millions of pounds
- 75% of hospital leaders think Brexit is bad news for the NHS
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