The bursary needs to be reintroduced and made adequate for living expenses. Qualified nurses need to be paid properly so nursing can compete with jobs like retail, which may in the near future be a more attractive option.
If this dog's dinner of workwear is to be replaced by a nationwide, rational system of uniforms, please ensure it is comfortable -that it should be hypoallergenic and non chafing; it should also be cool, as I find myself frequently overheating at work. it should also be cool, as in stylish. This would engender respect and make practitioners proud to wear it.
Don't feel reassured by this news, people. I daresay in a few years another research project will say night work does increase the risk. And so ad infinitum. Just in case you don't know- artificial sweeteners were bad, now they are not, butter was bad, now it's not. Beta carotene reduced cancer risk, now it doesn't. Omega 3 fish oils enhanced cognitive ability in children, now it does not. Antioxidants helped prevent cancer, now they do not. It seems to me these projects find whatever their paymasters want them to find.
I would recommend a mass resignation. There must be good jobs to be had elsewhere. Maybe on the local council?
Looking at the picture of the nurses mentioned, some of them do look somewhat overweight, but that is none of my business. Nor is it any business of Dalton's. Neither is it any business of his what they choose to do on their days off.
For a politician dependent on votes for his position, he is rather tactlessly outspoken. Maybe his rivals at the next local election would care to publicise the above article to their electorate.