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Leave and Remain go head to head in EU referendum debate

Members of the 'Remain' and 'Leave' camps have clashed in the ITV Referendum Debate, with accusations of lying and scaremongering thrown back and forth ahead of the vote in two weeks time.

SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon, Angela Eagle and Amber Rudd appeared on behalf of Vote Remain. Former London Mayor Boris Johnson, Andrea Leadsom and Gisela Stuart represented Vote Leave.

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Fact check: '50,000 NHS doctors and nurses from EU'

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Around 50,000 doctors and nurses out of the 1.2 million-strong English NHS come from the EU, according to Conservative MP and Remain advocate Amber Rudd.

While the number is actually nearer to 55,000, this isn’t just doctors and nurses, according to fact-checking organisation Full Fact, working with ITV News.

This number also includes other professionals like paramedics and pharmacists; support workers providing care; and administrative staff.

Across the UK, EU immigrants make up 10% of registered doctors and 4% of registered nurses. Immigrants from outside the EU make up larger proportions.

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