RPS to looks reassure pharmacy teams after ‘Brexit’ vote

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society has issued a statement to reassure its members after the recent EU referendum result. 

The Society has promised to do all it can “to ensure that pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists from all countries continue to feel welcome in our Society, as well as the country’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 public”.

The comments echoed those of Professor Sir Bruce Keogh, who told the Health Service Journal (HSJ) that the referendum vote would leave many staff feeling unsure about their future.

“It is really important we make them feel welcome,” he said.

The British Medical Association (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 Farage’s claim that the official Leave campaign’s call to spend £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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