Anette Pollner, EU citizen and ex-NHS staff member, writes about her fears for Brexit's effect on the NHS.
Brexit will be the end of the NHS as we know it. I think that’s pretty clear now.
Certainly, in the event of a no deal Brexit, plans have emerged to change the NHS to an American style private insurance system. Even if there is a deal, funding for the NHS will be severely cut because of the dramatic downturn in the UK economy that will follow any deal that is now being discussed.
In other words, it will be the end of the NHS.
The end of the most exceptional heath service in the world, a service that is part of my life in many ways.Read more
With conference season over, we're now only six weeks away from Theresa May approaching Parliament with a fully-formed deal backed by the EU. I think I speak for everyone when I say "yeah, right!"Read more
A business owner which supplies medical products like swabs, needles, and surgeons’ gloves to smaller organisations tells us why he's fearing for his business in a post-Brexit world.Read more
Well... What a busy week! With Corbyn telling the EU that we will not stand for a no-deal Brexit and Labour making the steps to backing a People's Vote, the campaign is really ramping up.
The tide is turning. To help our hopes become reality, show your support in the biggest march for a People's Vote yet. Sign up below and join us in London on 20th October!Read more
As the sky gets darker and the night gets longer, the Brexit news stories appear to be following suit... With only six months left to Brexit day, we're getting closer and closer to the chance of a disastrous no-deal, which will irreparably damage our NHS.
But not all is lost! Momentum for a People's Vote is building, and the March for the Future is only a month away...Read more
Happy birthday NHS?
In July the NHS celebrated its 70th birthday. It should be a time for celebration, but as a nurse I have the duty of care to tell you that our healthcare system is on its last leg, and Brexit will kill the NHS.Read more
Luke, a paramedic student who voted to leave the EU, tells us why he’d now vote Remain if he had the chance.
I voted to leave the EU, as I firmly believed the UK could do its own thing, I voted to take control of everything I thought we were losing, and at the time and could not comprehend why we had (what felt like at the time) a European Government above our own, that was strongly influencing our laws etc.Read more
The Labour party has produced an excellent video about the damage that has been brought to our NHS. After 7 years of Austerity, staff are leaving in droves, patients are at risk and we're in the worst winter crisis ever seen. Yet Labour has to come around to one thing: Brexit threatens NHS staffing, funding, efficiency and could well be the final nail in the coffin of our beloved health service. Labour can be the "Party of the NHS" or a party to Brexit, but it cannot be both.Read more
The UK has released a flurry of position papers over the last week and a trend is emerging. Each of these Brexit negotiation documents says that the EU is great for citizens, business, and human rights - so good in fact, the UK will try to copy and mimic all EU laws and regulations for a long time. So what has Brexit been all about? The only remaining freedom is to cut our own trade deals, is that what the country split itself in half over?Read more