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Dr Dominic Pimenta @juniordrblog
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Now we are down to name-calling, and still no safe or sensible plan. Is it a #disgrace NHS doctors like me are terrified of the impact of a No Deal #Brexit on our patients? 🤔 /thread
Is it a disgrace a No Deal Brexit means we will, even temporarily, be unable to import vital medicine? Like insulin? google.com/amp/s/amp.theg…
Perhaps it’s a disgrace that we only make enough insulin in the U.K. for 1-2000 patients, when 400,000 patients need it every year. Is it a disgrace we are having to stockpile medicine like this? channel4.com/news/factcheck…
Is it a disgrace we have left the European Medicines Agency already, and their headquarters already moved away from London (900 jobs)? google.com/amp/s/amp.theg…
Perhaps it’s a disgrace after No Deal we will have to license and approve new medicines ourselves now, a costly and lengthy process? publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cm…
Is it a disgrace pharma companies will deprioritise new meds, e.g for cancer, as we split off from the much larger EU market we were once part of? Approvals will need MHRA resources we don’t currently have.
Is it a disgrace we have no plan in No Deal for the regulation, transport and storage of nuclear isotopes like Technetium which are vital in cancer diagnosis e.g breast cancer? google.com/amp/s/amp.theg…
Is it a disgrace we can’t stockpile this vital material due to its short half-life? Perhaps it’s a disgrace we’ll have to use inferior alternatives, meaning potential misdiagnosis and undertreatment? blog.policy.manchester.ac.uk/sci-tech/2018/…
Is it a disgrace 7% nurses are from the EU, and applications after Brexit have dropped 96%. And stayed there? Perhaps it’s a disgrace we are already 40,000 nurses short, and this is rising. independent.co.uk/news/health/br…
Is it a disgrace plans to train “home grown” nursing staff have fallen far short of targets? Perhaps it’s a disgrace their training bursary was removed? Is it a disgrace 10% of Doctors are from the EU with no plan to legally allow them to work in No Deal. researchbriefings.parliament.uk/ResearchBriefi…
Is it a disgrace hundreds and thousands of people already died due to austerity driven health and social care cuts since 2010? google.com/amp/s/www.inde…
Is it a disgrace No Deal will create the same economic shock that 2008 did? Perhaps it’s a disgrace May’s NHS Fund is predicated on a Brexit dividend, when we will only have Brexit shortfall. fullfact.org/europe/does-br…
Was this a disgrace? (Yes it was).
Was this a disgrace? (Yes it was).
So @NigelFarage, is it a disgrace to see this coming harm to our patients and say something about it? To demand some policy and some plan? To try and stop people dying.
You’ve had decades to bring a coherent plan to Brexit that isn’t yapping slogans or lies. You bring nothing but name-calling and lies. This was your idea. And yet we are the ones to deal with it, while you lambast us for trying to help others. Now THAT is a disgrace. /end
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