Back the bursary or bust campaign

Save NHS bursaries 

The Tories plan to cut student nurses bursaries and replace them with loans. 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. Saddling students with a lifetime of debt – which most of them will never be able to pay off – will massively deter those wanting to enter nursing and the other health professions covered by the bursary. It will affect people studying a range of professions including nursing, speech and language therapy, radiology, occupational therapy, mental health nursing and midwifery.

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Keep the NHS bursary video

Over 7,000 attended the march and rally in London on 9 January 2016 to support the campaign to retain bursaries for student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals. Len McCluskey spoke at the rally and this can be seen on the video below.

Save NHS Bursaries - London demonstration! from Husain Akhtar on Vimeo.

Follow the campaign on social media using the hashtag #BursaryOrBust 

You can also read more on the UNITELive website: Paying for privilege to care | Unite fights plans to make health workers pay for training


You can check if your MP is backing the #BursaryOrBust campaign and see if they have signed the EDM. If they haven't, then email them simply enter your postcode in the form below.

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