Friday, 22 July 2016

Bursaries for student nurses and midwives to be scrapped by government

Bursaries for student nurses and midwives to be scrapped by government Health bodies and unions have reacted angrily after the Government confirmed plans to axe bursaries for student nurses and midwives.

The Royal College of Nursing (RCN) said the changes were "unfair and risky" while the Royal College of Midwives (RCM) said it had "grave concerns" for the future of maternity services in England as a result of the decision, which it said would add to current staff shortages.

The Department of Health insisted it had listened to concerns raised during a consultation about the plans and would provide extra funding to help meet travel and childcare costs. The Daily Telegraph

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