I WAS dismayed to read your report to discover that, despite believing Brexit is going badly and time is running out, the majority of your readers would not support a vote on the final Brexit deal and would still choose to vote to leave the EU.

I wonder how many of those readers voted to leave believing the promise of an extra £350 million a week to the NHS and how concerned they would be to know that Brexit is already having a negative effect on our health service?

The Royal College of Nursing has repeatedly warned that NHS staffing levels are reaching crisis point with a shortfall of 30,000 nurses in England alone. Yet, since the Brexit vote, the NHS has seen a 96 per cent drop in recruitment of nurses from the EU.

The recruitment of doctors from the EU is down 26 per cent. We have also experienced EU nationals already working in our NHS choosing to leave the UK – the number of nurses and midwives deciding to return to EU countries is up 29 per cent.

In a hugely overstretched health service we simply cannot afford to lose these highly trained, experienced and valued members of staff.

Furthermore, despite promises of extra funding, the reality of Brexit will almost certainly mean there will be less money available for health and social care.

Many people accept that there were lies told, particularly on the side of that infamous red bus.

Surely, facing that level of betrayal, the only sensible course of action is to ask the people if this is really what they were voting for.

The only sensible way forward is to demand a People’s Vote.

Judith Hughes Alderley Edge