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3rd February 2020


Freedom of movement statement

As Britain left the EU on 31 January 2020, the BMA released a statement saying that European doctors must continue to be welcome in the UK. Chaand Nagpaul, BMA council-chair, said: “Freedom of movement has allowed talented doctors and other healthcare staff to travel, work and teach across Europe, letting those from the EU to both contribute to and learn from the NHS, while UK-trained clinicians have been able to share their skills in other European nations. Our message to our European colleagues – and indeed those around the world – is a clear one: you are welcome here.” 

To read the full statement, please click here:

The European Medicine’s Agency (EMA) has also published information about what this will mean for medicines during the transition period, including how to prevent shortages. Read more here: