Brexit blamed as record number of EU nurses give up on Britain

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UK said farewell to 4,000 nurses and midwives from European Economic Area in past year, with only 800 arriving

Record numbers of nurses and midwives from EU27 countries quit Britain last year, fuelling fears that a Brexit brain drain will deepen the NHS’s already chronic staffing crisis.

A total of 3,962 such staff from the European Economic Area (EEA) left the Nursing and Midwifery Council register between 2017 and 2018. The register tracks who is eligible to work in those areas of healthcare in the UK.

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