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Brexit is bad for health, and doctors should say so

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2265 (Published 11 May 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2265
  1. Neena Modi, president
  1. Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London, UK
  1. n.modi{at}imperial.ac.uk

Neena Modi argues that leaving the EU will have wide ranging effects on health in the UK and that the medical and scientific professions should not hold back from saying this

There has been much rueing of the Brexit vote. The result was too close by any stretch of the imagination to be called decisive and was predicated on many so called “alternative facts,” foremost among which must be the shameful battle bus cry of “£350 million more each week for the NHS.”

It could be said that for the large swathe of the populace that voted “remain,” after the initial denial of …

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