Friday 19-02-2016 - 09:46
The government announced in November that it plans to abolish the NHS bursary system for new nursing, midwifery and allied health professional students in England from 2017.
NUS is campaigning against the changes that will pile huge levels of debt onto the shoulders of these healthcare students.
We believe that making change on the scale proposed is taking an enormous gamble that could have serious consequences for NHS workforce planning.
NUS is hosting a roundtable for students’ unions who want to help plan the next stage of the campaign to save NHS bursaries.
The roundtable will take place on Tuesday 8 March from 11am - 4pm at the NUS office in London. To sign up just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here’s how else you can get involved:
The Scottish Government are currently reviewing the funding system for student nurses and midwives in Scotland and NUS Scotland are involved in these discussions. Emily Beever, NUS Scotland Women’s Officer, has been in contact with students’ association presidents from institutions with nursing courses. Please get in touch with Emily if you would like to know more about this activity or would like to get involved: Emily.email@example.com.