Four in 10 European doctors may leave UK after Brexit vote, BMA survey findsBMJ 2017; 356 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j988 (Published 23 February 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;356:j988
- Ingrid Torjesen
More than four in 10 doctors from the European Economic Area who work in the UK are considering leaving since the referendum result on the UK’s membership of the EU, a survey has found.1
The BMA’s survey of 1193 EEA doctors working in the UK found that 42% were considering leaving since the public’s decision that the UK should quit the EU, and a further 23% were unsure whether to stay.
European doctors said that they felt significantly less committed to working in the UK in light of the referendum result: on a scale of one to 10, their commitment has fallen from an average of nine before the referendum to six after the result.
They also …