European nurses and midwives leaving UK in droves since Brexit vote

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Nursing and Midwifery Council says NHS faces staffing shortfall due to ‘double whammy’ of European and UK-trained medics leaving

The number of nurses and midwives coming to work in Britain from Europe has plunged by 89% since the UK voted to leave the EU, figures have revealed.

The sharp fall coincided with a sudden increase in qualified European medics leaving the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s (NMC) register: from 2,435 in 2015-16 to 4,067 in the last year – a rise of 67%.

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