'My bursary was essential': readers on ending healthcare training bursaries Scrapping NHS bursaries will free up £800m a year for more nursing roles, but you say introducing tuition fees could make recruitment more difficult
From Tuesday, anyone who wants to train to become a midwife, a nurse, or to go into other allied healthcare professions like speech or physiotherapy will have to start paying tuition fees, and will no longer have access to an NHS bursary to cover their living costs.
The department of health says replacing the bursaries with student loans will free up about £800m a year to create additional nursing roles by 2020, but the NHS is already struggling to fill 40,000 vacant nursing posts. Continue reading... The Guardian