515 NHS nurses, doctors and other health professionals have written an open letter to Trump demanding a guarantee that the NHS will not be targeted in any UK-US trade talks.
“We are particularly concerned about conversations over patents for pharmaceuticals and the potential for huge drug price increases for the NHS,” the letter says.
“To allay our worst fears, we request you publish new trade negotiating objectives that explicitly rule out any measures that will lead to changes to our pharmaceutical patent and procurement regime, explicitly state that the NHS is taken off the negotiating table.
“Anything less than this will not reassure us and will leave thousands of dedicated NHS staff in fear for the future.”
Cost increase of US cancer drugs as a result of a post Brexit trade deal with the US will affect the ability of the NHS to treat our children and adults who have cancer. A future British government must address this issue