FMQ ON BMA SCOTLAND’S CONCERNS OF BREXIT UNCERTAINTY

Today at First Minister’s Questions, I asked the Scottish Government for its views on recent comments made by the BMA that “virtually no progress” has been made to allow medical professionals to come and work in Scotland after Brexit.

There are currently more than 1,000 EU registered doctors working across Scotland, and as a healthcare professional myself, I cannot overstate how important a role EU nationals play in our NHS.

The only way to protect staff and patients is to stay in the EU, and failing that, retain our membership of the single market and customs union.

Without that, we could see diminished cross-border recognition of qualifications, slower access to new research or medicines and fewer rights for Scottish patients to have treatment in the EU.

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