This Medigo infographic outlines the key facts about the relationship between the NHS and the European Union. The referendum on EU membership took place on the 23rd June, with UK opting for a leave vote with a majority of 52%. What happens now and what the consequences may be is a subject of heated debate. An important consideration is the future of the National Health Service.
Although “Leave” campaigners believe that the NHS will be better off now outside the EU, recent government figures suggest that Brexit will result in a loss to public services of £36bn a year, an amount that could leave the NHS with a funding black hole. The impact of Brexit is open to debate and nobody can really forecast how the NHS is going to fare.
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