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BMA annual meeting: Porter slams EU “leave” campaigners for NHS funding claims

BMJ 2016; 353 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i3433 (Published 20 June 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;353:i3433
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. BMJ Careers

The BMA has criticised politicians who are campaigning for the United Kingdom to leave the European Union for making false claims about NHS funding.

Mark Porter, the BMA’s chair of council, condemned the claims in his keynote speech at the BMA’s annual representatives meeting in Belfast on Monday 20 June. Although the BMA’s position on the referendum to leave the EU is neutral, Porter said that the association could not remain neutral in condemning claims that the NHS would receive billions …

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