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Brexit plan has few details on securing health workers from abroad

BMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j614 (Published 03 February 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j614
  1. Anne Gulland
  1. London

In its long awaited white paper on leaving the European Union the UK government has said it wants to create an immigration system that will encourage the “brightest and best” to come to the country.

The paper, which has been criticised for being short on detail, emphasises that the UK will always want “high-skilled immigration,” offering some reassurance to people concerned about the UK’s reliance on doctors from the European Union. The paper also emphasises the “important contribution” made to UK …

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