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Brexit: doctors’ duty is to inform patients

BMJ 2019; 366 doi: (Published 05 September 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;366:l5382

Re: Brexit: doctors’ duty is to inform patients

This editorial and other articles in current and previous issues seem focused on the downside of Brexit and the danger it poses to the NHS.
On the contrary Brexit will rejuvenate and save the NHS.
Successive governments have been throwing money on the NHS, that is doing nothing more than creating a morbid population. More than 60% of senior citizens are on prescription drugs, pointless screening programs are creating an epidemic of 'worried well'.
Brexit will make the nation wake up to its own reality and make the UK live within its own means, by making home grown professionals and others work rather than continue to grow de-skilled while other EU citizens serve NHS and indeed other institutions!

Competing interests: No competing interests

10 September 2019
Nikhil C Kaushik
Consultant ophthalmologist
Wrexham Maelor Hospital
Croesnewydd Road, Wrexham LL13 7TD