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Brexit impact must be central to workforce plan, says GMC

The General Medical Council has urged workforce planners to seriously consider the impact of Brexit while developing a new strategy for the NHS, to ensure systems can cope in the face of great change.

Responding to a consultation by Health Education England, the GMC said it supported the draft plan’s principles, but more work was needed to deal with future risks.

Figures show nine of our ten largest specialties are reliant on non-UK qualified doctors and, according to a survey conducted last year, many EEA doctors are thinking of leaving.