RPS to looks reassure pharmacy teams after â€˜Brexitâ€™ vote
The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has issued a statement to reassure its members after the recent EU referendum result.Â
The Society has promised to do all it can â€œto ensure that pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists from all countries continue to feel welcome in our Society, as well as the countryâ€™s pharmacies, universities, hospitals, pharmaceutical industry and other settings where the diverse pharmacy workforce is playing a vital role in improving healthcare for patients and the publicâ€.
The comments echoed those of Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, who told theÂ Health Service JournalÂ (HSJ) that the referendum vote would leave many staff feeling unsure about their future.
â€œIt is really important we make them feel welcome,â€ he said.
TheÂ British Medical AssociationÂ (BMA) has urged politicians "not to play games" with the health service in the aftermath of the referendum.
The statements come in the wake of Nigel Farageâ€™s claim that the official Leave campaignâ€™s call to spend Â£350 million a week extra on the NHS with money saved from contributions to the European Union was a "mistake" and cannot be guaranteed.
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