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Boris Johnson's comment that the Leave campaign under-estimated when it claimed Brexit would allow an extra £350 million to be spent on the NHS weekly has been branded "ridiculous". Leading health expert Professor Sir Michael Marmot said the Brexit campaign's highly controversial claim has already been confirmed "a lie". The…
The Government could deliver a £31 billion boost to the economy over five years by abolishing 201 district and borough councils in England and handing over their powers to county halls, a new report has said. The report from think tank ResPublica calls for the abolition of the historic two-tier…
Brexit could have "serious implications" on Ireland's struggling health workforce, one of the World Health Organisation's (WHO) top officials has warned. Jim Campbell, director of the WHO's health workforce department, said he was concerned that post Brexit the UK may try to fill gaps left by EU migrant health workers…
The number of nurses and midwives leaving the profession has risen by 13% over the last year, prompting fears the NHS is facing "major challenges" to retain staff. More midwives and nurses are leaving the register than joining it, new figures from the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) show, continuing…
Foreign nurses applying to work in the UK will be able to demonstrate their ability to speak English using an additional test, the nursing regulator has announced. The move may boost the number of nurses who come to work in Britain. The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) said it will…
Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has announced a 25% increase in nurse training places to boost numbers of home-grown NHS staff as Britain leaves the EU. The additional 5,000 places will bring the number of undergraduate study opportunities to 25,850 in 2018/19, around 15,000 up from 2015. Mr Hunt called it…
Leaving the European Union could be "potentially catastrophic" for the NHS, the authors of a hard-hitting report have warned. Even a "soft" Brexit that retains access to the single market while restricting the free movement of people is likely to have a big impact on health care in the UK,…
Lawyers have warned about the possible impact Brexit could have on the NHS, claiming that leaving the European Union could result in delays in patients getting new medicines and also impact on the supply radioisotopes used in cancer treatment. The Law Society of Scotland said leaving the EU "will affect…
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