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4 April 2016

Ukip, Brexit - And The NHS. 200 Leading Medical Experts Speak Out

Ukip recently pushed heavily the anti EU stance of Cancer Specialist Professor Angus Dalgleish, Principal of the Cancer Vaccine Institute. Specialist in cancer immunology and HIV/Aids research.

Dalgleigh - not quite what he seems.
He said:
"The NHS is on its knees and 'could collapse completely' because of immigrants from the EU that we are legally obliged to treat."
Ukip even claimed he was 'speaking for the NHS professionals'.

Sure, we'd listen to him for his views on Cancer. But on the NHS, not so much.

While an estimated 52,000 came here for treatment, about 63,000 Brits went abroad. To say nothing, of course, of the 11% of NHS staff and 26% of doctors who are non-British.

What Ukip didn't tell you: He's a member of Ukip.

What Ukip didn't tell you: He stood as a Candidate for Ukip in the last General Election in the London borough of Sutton and Cheam.

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So we'd rather listen to the 200 very highly placed medical professionals who say "We must stay in EU for the sake of the NHS"

Who are these professionals? Among them, there are:
  • 4 Lords
  • 65 Professors
  • 5 Knights Of The Realm
  • 34 Senior Consultants
Lord Alderdice FRCPsych, Senior Research Fellow, Harris Manchester College, University of Oxford
Lord Bernie Ribeiro FRCS, Past President, Royal College of Surgeons London
Lord Naren Patel, Former President Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, Dundee
Lord Nigel Crisp, Former Chief Executive NHS, London
Professor Adrian Renton, Director of Institute of Health and Human Development, London
Professor Aileen Clarke, Head of Division of Health Sciences, Warwick Medical School
Professor Alastair H Leyland, Professor of Population Health Statistics, University of Glasgow
Professor Alison Woollard, Associate Professor, University of Oxford
Professor Allan H Young, Director, Centre for Affective Disorders, King’s College London
Professor Alwyn Smith CBE, Former President, UK Faculty of Public Health, Manchester
Professor Anna Gilmore, Professor of Public Health, University of Bath
Professor Baroness Elaine Murphy FRCPsych, Professor of Psychiatry, London
Professor Carol Dezateux, Professor of Epidemiology and Hon Consultant Paediatrician, London
Professor Chris Inglehearn, Ophthalmology, University of Leeds
Professor Dame Jill Macleod Clark, Professor of nursing, University of Southampton
Professor David Edwards, Professor of Paediatrics and Neonatal Medicine, Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital Trust
Professor Debbie A Lawlor, Professor of Epidemiology, University of Bristol, Bristol
Professor Derek Cook, Professor of Epidemiology, St George’s University of London
Professor Dominic Harrison, Director of Public Health, Blackburn with Darwen
Professor Dorothy Bishop FRS, FBA, FMedSci, Professor of Developmental Neuropsychology, University of Oxford
Professor Frank Kee, Clinical Professor, Queen’s University Belfast
Professor Gabriel Scally, Visiting Professor of Public Health, Bristol
Professor George Davey Smith, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Bristol
Professor Gerard Hastings OBE, Professor, Stirlng and the Open University
Professor Humphrey Hodgson FMed Sci, Emeritus Professor of Medicine , UCL
Professor Jane Salvage, Nursing consultant, Lewes
Professor Jan van der Meulen, Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Professor John Ashton CBE, Director of Public Health, Cumbria
Professor John Malcolm Harrington, Emeritus Professor of Occupational Medicine, Budleigh Salterton
Professor John Middleton, University of Wolverhampton, Wolverhampton
Professor John S Yudkin, Emeritus Professor of Medicine, University College London
Professor Jonathan Weber, Director, imperial College Academic Health Science Centre, Imperial College London
Professor KK Cheng, Director, Institute of Applied Health Research, University of Birmingham
Professor Liam Smeeth, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Professor Lindsey Davies, Past president, UK Faculty of Public Health, London
Professor Lord Ara Darzi OM, Paul Hamlyn Professor of Surgery, Imperial College
Professor Mark S Gilthorpe, Professor of Statistical Epidemiology, University of Leeds
Professor Martin Bobak, Professor or epidemiology, University College London
Professor Martin McKee CBE, Professor of European Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Professor Martin White, Programme Leader, Food Behaviours and Public Health, University of Cambridge
Professor Matthew Hotopf, Director NIHR Biomedical Research Centre at the Maudsley, King’s College London
Professor Maurice Lessof, Former Professor of Medicine, Guy’s Hospital
Professor Michael Laffan, Professor of Haemostasis and Thrombosis, London
Professor Patrick Saunders, Director, Carolan57 Ltd
Professor Peter Kopelman, Emeritus Professor of Medicine (formerly Principal), St George’s, University of London
Professor Peter Openshaw, Professor of Experimental Medicine, Imperial College London
Professor Peter Whincup, Professor of Epidemiology, St George’s, University of London
Professor Raymond Agius, Professor of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, University of Manchester
Professor Ray Powles CBE, Head, Haemato-oncology, Cancer Centre London
Professor Rod Griffiths CBE, Past President, Faculty of Public Health, London
Professor Rod Hay, Professor of Cutaneous Infection, King’s College NHS Trust London
Professor Rosalind Raine, Head of Department of Applied Health Research, UCL
Professor Rosalind Smyth CBE FMedSci, Director, UCL Institute of Child Health
Professor Salman Rawaf, Professor of Public Health, Imperial College
Professor Shah Ebrahim, Hon. Professor of Public Health, London School of Hygiene Tropical Medicine
Professor Shanta Persaud, Professor of Diabetes & Endocrinology, King’s College London
Professor Simon Capewell, Chairman of Clinical Epidemiology, University of Liverpool
Professor Simon Heller, Professor of Clinical Diabetes, University of Sheffield
Professor Sir George Alberti, Visiting Professor, King’s College, London
Professor Sir Harry Burns, Professor of Global Public Health, University of Strathclyde
Professor Sir Ian Gilmore, Professor, University of Liverpool
Professor Sir Mike Owen, Professor of Psychological Medicine, Cardiff University
Professor Sir Munir Pirmohamed, David Weatherall Chairman of Medicine and Consultant Physician, University of Liverpool
Professor Sir Robin Murray, Professor of Psychiatric Research, King’s College, London
Professor Sir Simon Wessely , Vice Dean, Academic Psychiatry, King’s College London Dr Mike Galsworthy , Programme Director, Scientists for EU
Professor Stephanie Amiel, Professor of Diabetic Medicine, King’s College London
Professor Tim Helliwell, Vice President for Learning, Royal College of Pathologists, Liverpool
Professor Trevor Powles CBE, Head Breast Cancer Cancer Centre, London
Professor Trisha Greenhalgh OBE, Professor of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford
Sir Cyril Chantler, Formerly Chairman of The King’s Fund and the UCL Partners academic health science network, London
Sir Eric Thomas, Former Vice Chancellor, University of Bristol
Sir Iain Chalmers, Co-ordinator, James Lind Initiative, Oxford
Sir Richard Thompson, Immediate past-president, Royal College of Physicians, London
Sir Sam Everington, GP, London
Dr Alastair Cardno, Senior Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of Leeds
Dr Anna Batchelor, Consultant anaesthetist, Newcastle upon Tyne
Dr Arpana Verma, Director Centre for Epidemiology, University of Manchester
Dr Carolina Lopez, Consultant Radiologist, Bedford Hospital NHS Trust
Dr Chiara Marina Bettolo, Consultant Neurologist, Newcastle upon Tyne
Dr Christine Robinson, Research Assistant, University of Manchester
Dr Christopher A Birt, Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer in Public Health, University of Liverpool
Dr Clare Gerada MBE, Former Chairwoman, Royal College of General Practitioners London
Dr David L Cohen, Consultant Physician, Northwood
Dr David Nicholl, Clinical Lead for Neurology & Neurophysiology (writing in a personal capacity), Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust
Dr David Wrigley, GP, Carnforth, Lancashire
Dr Dominic Hurst, Clinical Lecturer in Primary Dental Care, Queen Mary University of London
Dr Geeta Nargund, Medical Director, Create Fertility London
Dr Harry Rutter, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Dr Henry McKee, GP, Belfast Trust
Dr Ingrid Wolfe, Director, Children and Young People’s Health Partnership, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Dr Iona Heath, Retired general practitioner, London
Dr Jane Young, Consultant Radiologist and Head of London School of Radiology, Whittington Health
Dr Jennifer Mindell, Reader in Public Health, UCL, London
Dr John-Paul Lomas, Specialist Trainee in Anaesthetics, Manchester
Dr Kevin O’Kane, Consultant in Acute Medicine, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Trust
Dr Leila Lessof OBE, Former Director of Public Health, London
Dr Linda Papadopoulos, Psychologist, London
Dr Martin Yuille, Reader, University of Manchester
Dr Michel Coleman, Professor of Epidemiology and Vital Statistics, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Dr Nicola Shelton, Reader in Population Health, London
Dr Omar Bouamra, Medical Statistician, University of Manchester
Dr Rachel Scantlebury, Public health registrar, London
Dr Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief, The Lancet, Elsevier
Dr Roberta Jacobson OBE, Honorary Senior Lecturer, Institute of Health Equity, London
Dr Simon Stockill, Medical Director, NHS Leeds West Clinical Commissioning Group
Dr Suzy Lishman, President, The Royal College of Pathologists
Dr S Vittal Katikireddi, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, University of Glasgow
Dr Verma Amar Nath, Retired General Medical Practitioner (NHS), Birmingham
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