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A no-deal Brexit could have 'catastrophic consequences' for nearly a million UK patients

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A no-deal Brexit could have 'catastrophic consequences' for nearly a million UK patients

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The UK's biggest doctors union says Brexit could be "catastrophic" for the country's health. Doctors warned that leaving the European Union without a deal would cause disruption for almost one million patients with rare diseases, as well as significant delays for cancer patients The BMA has called for a second Brexit referendum. "The UK government has finally started planning to ensure the health sector and industry are prepared in the short term for a no deal Brexit, but this is too little, too late," said the BMA.


LONDON — A no-deal Brexit would risk "catastrophic" consequences for cancer patients, other people suffering from diseases, the health workforce, and the nation's health, British doctors warned this week.

In a briefing paper, the British Medical Association (BMA) warned that the UK's recent scramble to prepare for a no-deal Brexit that in a worst-case scenario, a no-deal Brexit could:

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