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Brexit: doctors’ duty is to inform patients

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.l5382 (Published 05 September 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5382
  1. Fiona Godlee, editor in chief
  1. The BMJ
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The US news has this week been issuing a constant stream of reports on the path of Hurricane Dorian, its ferocity, timing, and likely effects of landfall. Regular government updates give advice to stock up on food, water, and drugs and instructions on when and where to evacuate. Emergency services and healthcare teams are on the scene to advise and provide what help they can.

Meanwhile the UK faces a hurricane of its own creation: a no deal Brexit with almost certain landfall in five weeks’ time. But instead of clear, up to date, and objective information about the predicted scale and impact, we must rely on what can be gleaned from leaked documents …

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