Leaving the European Union could damage NHS funding, increase hospital waiting times, and worsen existing staffing shortages, according to report published on Wednesday.
Leave campaigners pledged before the EU referendum that they would be able to commit an extra £350 million a week to the NHS by reclaiming a “Brexit dividend.”
The report also said Brexit could also worsen existing NHS staff shortages if the government follows its pledge to cut immigration dramatically.
LONDON — Brexit could damage NHS funding, increase hospital waiting times, and worsen existing staffing shortages, a report published today warns.
Rather than create the £350 million-a-week spending boost Leave campaigners promised, leaving the European Union is set to reduce NHS funding as a result of slower economic growth, according to a report published by The UK in a Changing Europe think-tank, which you can read here.
The report warns UK government that its plan to leave the single market and customs union will have adverse knock-on effects on NHS waiting times, recovery rates, and patient care quality.
A key pledge made by Leave campaigners like Boris Johnson before the EU referendum was to spend an extra £350-million-a-week on the NHS by reclaiming money currently paid to the EU.
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Source:: Businessinsider – Politics