Tories promised to restore nursing bursary – but instead are creating a shadow of what was removed
Boris Johnson’s promise to ‘restore’ bursaries for student nurses has been exposed as a sham less than a week after the general election – but true to form, the Establishment media are helping him cover up.
Headlines claim that Johnson has restored the bursary of ‘up to £8,000’, but the reality is that they are a token compared to what nurses had before the old bursary was abolished:
Nurses will still have to pay tuition fees, which they did not previously – and ordinary student nurses will receive only £5,000, with an additional £3,000 only for those in certain specialist disciplines.
Nursing students can incur up to £60,000 of debt during training.
The shameless Tories have wasted no time at all in proving that predictions by the SKWAWKBOX and many Labour politicians and campaigners were true: their promises are a scam – and you can never trust a Tory with the NHS.
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