Earlier this year, MPs had a chance to vote ‘yes’ to stop the government’s proposals to scrap NHS bursaries. Now it’s time to find out whether your MP was naughty or nice and send them a seasons greeting!
Scrapping the NHS bursary will leave student nurses, midwives and allied health professionals with over £52,000 worth of debt. It’s short-sighted and puts the future of the NHS at risk. It may discourage people from becoming healthcare professionals, making the current recruitment crisis worse– with potentially disastrous repercussions for patient safety.
So, should you send your MP a ‘thank you’ or a reminder to ‘do better next year’? All you have to do is follow this link to see how your MP voted and to get in touch.