REPRESENTATIVES from the health sector have expressed concerns about the impact of Brexit on the NHS nationwide.

One doctor working in Oxford, who did not want to be identified and is not an EU national, believes the EU Settlement Scheme fee could be another reason for EU nationals wanting to leave the UK.

They said: “There are a great number of health care professionals who will be affected across the region.

"Many EU nationals feel very unwelcome. It’s not so much the cost, but what it represents. It’s another way the Government is telling EU nationals, who may have spent their lives in the UK, that they are not welcome and that we are going to charge you to contribute to our NHS."

The doctor labelled the charge a ‘disgrace’ and continued: “We don’t have the luxury of losing a single health professional but because of this charge people are going back home.”