Clare Gerada – Brexit “will damage our NHS”

A report from “The UK in a Changing Europe” today (Wednesday) warns that Brexit “could result in longer waiting times, increased pressure on staffing levels, a reduction in rights when travelling and delays in the approvals of medicines”.

Commenting, Clare Gerada, London GP and supporter of the Open Britain campaign, said: 

“We were promised that Brexit would be a boost for our health service but this report underlines how Brexit will damage our NHS. 

“The Chancellor’s Spring Statement showed that, far from an additional £350 million a week for our NHS, Brexit will leave us paying money to the EU until 2064 and there won’t be an extra penny for our heath service.

Nobody voted in the referendum for less money for the NHS, longer waiting times or increased pressure on staffing levels. If the Brexit that is delivered is different from the one that is promised, everyone has the right to keep an open mind about whether it is the right path for our country.”