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Shadow health secretary Diane Abbott has left her post after being promoted to the role of shadow home secretary.
Union leaders have warned that the status of health and social care workers from other European Union countries need protecting or UK services risk a disastrous haemorrhage of staff post-Brexit.
Abbott warns about loss of bursaries and BrexitSubscription
Shadow health secretary Diane Abbott has repeated a pledge to restore bursaries for student nurses and highlighted the threat to health visitor numbers from council cuts.
The plan to shift the burden for training nurses from the health budget to trainees themselves will indebt staff, undermine care, and overall betrays the government’s cruel willingness to sacrifice the public good on the false altar of austerity.
Labour’s new shadow health secretary, Diane Abbott, has used one of her first statements to attack government plans to replace student nurse bursaries with a system of loans.
Diane Abbott becomes shadow health secretarySubscription
Diane Abbott has been made shadow health secretary by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn in the wake of the mass resignations following the European Union referendum.
The government’s new NHS 111 advice line service is in crisis, Labour claimed, as it branded the handling of its phased introduction a “trademark government shambles”.