The Royal College of Midwives have criticised the Prime Minister for claiming NHS investment will come from a ‘Brexit dividend’.
They also point out that Brexit is leading to more EU midwives leaving the NHS, and less arriving to replace them, making the national midwife shortage worse.
Commenting, Gill Walton, Chief Executive of the Royal College of Midwives and a supporter of the People’s Vote campaign, said:
“The NHS needs more investment, and it’s good to see the Prime Minister finally wake up to that fact. But she needs to be honest and upfront with the British people about how it’s going to be paid for. To pretend that the money is coming from a so-called ‘Brexit dividend’ is misleading in the extreme.
“Brexit will cost us money, not save us anything. And it will cost us more than just money too as we already see more EU midwives leaving the UK and far fewer EU midwives arriving, making our national midwife shortage worse. The Brexit bad news just keeps on coming.”