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Paying for the Privilege to Care: Tories Ax Medical Training Bursaries

Save Our NHS Hull and East Yorkshire

Listen at 8.10 tomorrow (Sat 9th Jan) to BBC Radio Humberside as we outline the disastrous axing of Bursaries for hard pressed medical trainees.

speechtherapyA speech therapist will have to PAY to care.

Hull based medical students and activists will join protesters who are taking to London’s streets this Saturday to demonstrate against Tory plans to cut student nursing bursaries in England and replace them with loans.

The plans, which were announced in last year’s Autumn Statement, will affect people studying a range of professions including nursing, speech and language therapy, radiology, occupational therapy, mental health nursing and midwifery. After August 2017 nursing courses will be fee paying, leaving students with more than £50,000 of debt if they undertake a three year degree.

This is despite student nurses working up to 37.5 hours a week on less than the minimum wage for half of their training and graduate nurses starting on…

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About dermotrathbone

Writer and co author "Through Red Lenses". Activist Unite the Union, Save Our NHS Hull. Fan of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Hull FC, Munster and Ireland Rugby. Views are mine alone and may not reflect the organisations concerned.

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