There are calls to stop the plans to scrap the plans to stop bursaries for student nurses [Image: Getty].

The evidence shows that Tory Government ministers were wrong, but we live in the era of evidenceless politics.

Does anybody honestly think that a Conservative will admit making a mistake – especially when the end result is harm to the National Health Service, which they hate?

The Government has been urged to row back on “disastrous” plans to scrap bursaries for student nurses and midwives.

Former shadow health secretary Andy Burnham said the decision to replace bursaries with student loans had resulted in a “worrying” 23% drop in applications from prospective nursing students.

Ministers had previously said the reforms would help increase nursing posts and help students from different backgrounds to take up the role.

Source: ‘Disastrous’ plans to stop bursaries for student nurses and midwives ‘should be scrapped’

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