Jeremy Hunt’s budget shows that leaving the EU is only paying off in a parallel universe.
Rishi Sunak's triumphalism over solutions on Northern Ireland and migrant boats ignores the fact the issues only arose because of Johnson's flawed Brexit deal - which he endorsed.
Brexit has wrecked your enterprise 23/02/2023
Star Trek actor George Takei still finds much about British politics highly illogical.
As the economic harm that it has done becomes ever clearer, all but the most die-hard Tory Brexiteers are increasingly prepared to admit that Brexit was a mistake. Trade with the Europe has slumped, productivity is down, and there are 4,000 fewer European doctors working in the NHS.
What has Brexit meant for the NHS? 10/02/2023
Mark Dayan assesses the impact of Brexit on the health service, looking at the effect on funding, the workforce and medicine supplies.
Having been grossly misled in the referendum, Britons’ anger is mounting as the reality of our plight becomes clear.
Britain will continue trying to recruit the health workers it needs from abroad, but getting back those its lost to the EU is unlikely - as ITV News Europe Editor James Mates reports.
"We have lost thousands of frontline staff... because of Brexit and an immovable visa system" [1 min] 01/02/2023
"We have lost thousands of frontline staff... because of Brexit and an immovable visa system and immigration system from Westminster" / Dr D Macaskill says Brexit has led to “bleeding” staff numbers and greater pressures on healthcare.
The Government has decided to hold firm on a 7,500 cap on medical school places – even with NHS staff shortages causing delays and disruption across the UK. But even if this cap was lifted, it wouldn’t aid an ailing NHS that lacks an adequate provision of trainee doctor places, hindered significantly by the UK’s departure from the EU.
Three years on, we are covered in the scars of what it has done to this country.
Probably not the anniversary present the government was hoping to offer the public.
Private equity veteran Guy Hands says Boris Johnson ‘threw the country and the NHS under the bus’.
Health systems in the UK have a long standing dependency on international staff, and over the decades this has tended to intensify at times of shortage. Today is no exception, but this period of shortfall coincides with departure from the European Union (EU)—causing rapid, and at times, concerning changes in patterns of recruitment.
Three years ago, on 31 January 2020, the British flags that had flown outside European Union buildings for over 40 years were lowered. The then prime minister Boris Johnson had “got Brexit done.” Except he hadn’t.
Regret takes hold in Brexit bastion 27/01/2023
Grays, a town near London, voted overwhelmingly in favour of Brexit. But three years after severing ties with the EU, some are feeling remorse as the country lurches from one crisis to another.
‘It’s not medical tourism, it’s desperation’: rising number of Britons resort to treatment abroad 21/01/2023
Despair over NHS waiting lists is driving people who could never afford private care in UK to countries like Lithuania. / "Before Brexit, English people came to France for healthcare purposes because they were reimbursed by the NHS. Now, they come to France because of the skyrocketing waiting lists in the UK."
THE turning point was the Brexit referendum. Before voting to leave the EU in June 2016, medicine shortages were not something the UK often had to worry about.
The Nuffield Trust think tank has published a new report on the impact of Brexit on the UK’s health and care services. The ongoing monitoring work, funded by the Health Foundation, covers the impact on the NHS and social care workforce, medicine and medical devices supply and the economic cost, and reveals negative effects across these areas.
Leave voters insist Brexit hasn't worked out how they were promised seven years on from historic referendum.
The impact of Brexit has only added fuel to the fire of severe challenges facing health and social care in the UK, warns the Nuffield Trust.
Specialisms such as dentistry have shortages and EU exit still causes issues with medicines in Northern Ireland, thinktank finds.
The NHS and Brexit: What We Now Know 05/01/2023
Sam Bright examines the contribution of Brexit to our current healthcare crisis.
CHEAPER energy bills. Lower migration. An extra £350 million a week for the NHS. There was little that the zealots pushing for Brexit wouldn’t claim ahead of the crunch vote in 2016.
As A&E wait times seem to hit new record highs with every passing week, the issue of blocked beds (or delayed discharge) comes more and more into focus. But what is often excluded from the picture is Brexit, which experts say has exacerbated the problem.