UPDATE:This letter has now appeared in dozens of local and regional papers across the UK, signed by over 600 doctors, nurses and healthcare workers. And Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister of Scotland, spoke about it in Scotland's Parliament. Hundreds of thousands of people have heard this important message. Add your support now.
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We need to show people who work in healthcare are concerned with how Brexit is going. This letter printed in your local paper with the names and addresses of local doctors, nurses and healthcare workers, is a powerful statement.
As doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals from your region, we see the damage Brexit is already inflicting on our treasured National Health Service. Make no mistake about it. Brexit is costing us lives.
No one voted to leave the NHS overstretched and underfunded. We were promised an extra £350 million a week. But today, our NHS is facing a nightmare.
The loss of thousands of European staff has led to crippling staff shortages. In your region alone, [see below] doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals have come from the EU, according to data unearthed by Best for Britain and Tech for UK. EU staff make an invaluable contribution to our hospitals, helping provide the highest standard of care. Let’s be clear when we talk about EU staff leaving our hospitals. We are not just losing trusted colleagues. We are losing our friends.
The government’s Brexit deal would be terrible for Britain and for patients’ health. It would mean giving up access to nuclear isotopes for cancer treatment by leaving Euratom. And a “no deal” would be even worse. Instead of focusing on patient care, the NHS is having to stockpile medicines and even body bags. It is outrageous that the Government is still toying with a cliff-edge Brexit.
We absolutely cannot allow Brexit to cause more damage than it already has. We will make our voices heard, and to stop the Government from running our world-class NHS into the ground.
That’s why we, the undersigned, urge our MPs to stop this harmful Brexit.
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North East: 8,279 (Over 8,000) North West: 19,594 (Nearly 20,000) South West: 28,878 (Nearly 29,000) South East: 51,702 (Nearly 52,000) West Midlands: 13,241 (Over 13,000) East Midlands: 12,353 (Over 12,000) Yorkshire and Humber: 12,940 (Nearly 13,000) East of England: 20,253 (Over 20,000) London: 77,305 (Over 77,000)