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Brexit and kidney disease: five minutes with . . . Fiona Loud

BMJ 2018; 363 doi: (Published 30 November 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k5099
  1. Zosia Kmietowicz
  1. The BMJ

The kidney patients’ champion explains why Brexit is worrying people on dialysis

“There are many matters that stand to affect kidney patients after Brexit—reciprocal healthcare, consumables, organ sharing across the EU, and healthcare in Northern Ireland.

“Since 2016 we have been raising concerns with the Department of Health, but we are still unable to assure patients who are worried about the impact on them of a no deal Brexit.

“There are 29 000 UK citizens currently dependent on dialysis three times a week for four to five hours at a time. Currently when they plan a trip to the EU they can pre-book slots at a unit near to where …

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