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#GPnews: Doctor leaders request that all NHS workers from EU be allowed to stay after Brexit

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13:50 The Prime Minister’s proposals on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK following Brexit are not enough to safeguard the NHS workforce, the BMA has warned.

It comes as Theresa May said today that people who have lived here for more than five years can apply for a new ‘settled status’.

BMA chair Dr Mark Porter said: ‘While we recognise these proposals are a starting position, they leave many unanswered questions, and only the full detail will show the potential impact they could have on medical research, and the NHS and its workforce.

‘There are around 150,000 EU nationals working in the NHS and adult social care system in England. Already we know that more than four in ten doctors from the EU are considering leaving the UK in light of the referendum, with a further one in five unsure.

‘To provide stability to the NHS in the longer term, all EU doctors and academic staff currently in the UK should be granted permanent residence, regardless of how long they have been here.’

10:00 Pulse editor Nigel Praities as picked up an(other) award! This time the top gong at the annual Medical Journalist Association (MJA) awards, where he was last night named ‘editor of the year’.

The judges praised Nigel’s knowledge of his audience, his tenacity and the strength of Pulse campaigning on behalf of GPs.

Here’s a picture of Nigel accepting the prize from awards show host Sian Williams.

MJA Editor of the year