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Cole-Hamilton: Conservative Brexit chaos forcing GPs out

November 14, 2017 5:00 PM
Originally published by Scottish Liberal Democrats

Responding to a British Medical Association (BMA) survey of doctors who had studied in Europe but who are now working in the Scottish NHS that shows 34% are thinking about leaving and 14% have made plans to go, Scottish Liberal Democrat health spokesperson Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP said:

"Thanks to the chaos unleashed by the Conservative party, talented medics are leaving these shores and heading elsewhere.

"SNP mismanagement has been compounded by the Tories' spiral towards a Hard Brexit and their giving the false impression that EU citizens aren't welcome here.

"Ruth Davidson has some nerve in campaigning to 'save GP surgeries' while her party and Scottish MPs are directly responsible for stripping them of staff they desperately need, as this survey shows. It is time they put up or shut up."