On a normal Wednesday morning Emily Heron would be taking patients’ blood pressure or doing observations…
Cutting financial ‘lifeline’ to student nurses will leave them thousands of pounds in debt
At a time when our NHS faces a nursing shortage (due in part to mismanagement and attacks on the profession), the government should be pulling out all of the stops to attract more people into careers in the health service.
Huge drop in the number of NHS students if the NHS bursary is scrapped, will mean even fewer qualified new recruits from 2020 – causing trusts to spend more on agency staff or overseas recruitment to make up the inevitable shortfall in numbers
We need to find a way to address the funding crisis facing students in the NHS – but not by plunging those same students into debt, and putting the future of our health service on the line.
Help save the NHS bursary for student nurses, midwives and other health professionals in England
It was a huge pleasure to address our health conference this morning. It’s a special event that I return to each year, and which inspires me every time. Not just because it’s a great event that shows what great work our union does in the health sector, but also because it provides a crucial platform […]
General secretary, shadow health secretary and service group chair unite to sing praises of NHS and its workers
Student nurses take their fight to save the NHS bursary back onto the capital’s streets
The government’s health bursaries consultation launched today (Thursday) will saddle nursing students with huge debts of at least £50,000, says UNISON. UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “This consultation is meaningless. It’s clear that the government has already made up its mind to replace bursaries with loans and fees. “Replacing the bursary system with loans […]
Higher education delegates pledge to lobby for a reversal of Chancellor George Osborne’s decision to scrap bursary
UNISON stands behind the junior doctors as they stand up for their rights at work and for patient safety, but unfortunately these attacks will come as no surprise to student nurses
Saving less than a million pounds a week whilst making it harder to recruit more nurses, plans to cut the NHS bursary must be one of the most foolish, petty and self-defeating cuts to come from this government
Nurses and other healthcare workers will be paying off their student loans almost until the day they retire UNISON is warning today (Saturday), as student nurses prepare to take part in protests against government plans to axe the NHS bursaries. UNISON says that controversial government plans to axe the bursaries could leave trainees more than […]
Nursing students from across the country are converging on London today (Wednesday February 20), to lead a march organised by the National Union of Students demanding “Grants Not Fees,” and calling for an end to nursing bursaries. Over 10,000 students and supporters are expected to join the march across London, which heads off from outside the University of London Union (ULU), Malet Street at 12.00pm. The marchers will make their way to a rally at Trafalgar Square to be addressed by speakers including Ken Livingstone.