George Osborne Should Leave The NHS Bursary Alone

George Osborne has revealed in his Autumn Statement that student nurses are to see grants cut and replaced with student loans.

Young Independence activist and trained Nurse Laura Howard said “This is an outrage, how is it the government expects young people to pay up to £27,000 in course fee’s to become a nurse? It simply does not make sense to charge nursing students to do unpaid work in hospitals in addition to their academic work, in order to gain their qualification. It is ignorant of the government to push forward with such cuts, which will prevent mature students and working parents from entering the nursing profession. Such cuts prove the Tories are not on the side of working people at all.”

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