Government’s decision to scrap the bursary has clearly deterred people from pursuing a career in nursing
Responding to the government’s announcement today (Tuesday) that it will increase the number of training places for nurses, UNISON head of health Sara Gorton said: “It’s about time the government addressed the impact of their decision to scrap the nursing bursary. Young people have been put off training to become nurses because of this shortsighted policy. “UNISON […]
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UNISON health delegates hear moving proof of the value of the bursary for student nurses
Responding to the announcement today (Thursday) that the government is to plough ahead with scrapping nursing bursaries and replacing them with loans and fees, UNISON head of health Christina McAnea said: “It was clear from the start that this consultation was a sham. Ministers have simply not listened. They seem not to care that in […]
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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