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  • Comment on: First 2,500 nursing associate apprenticeships to start by spring

    MR D KIY's comment 5 January, 2018 8:12 am

    Isn’t to point of a trial to complete it, look at the results and then make a decision? The first cohort haven’t finished their training yet already more are being recruited.

  • Comment on: Anatomy and physiology of ageing 1: the cardiovascular system

    MR D KIY's comment 12 October, 2017 11:35 am

    These articles are excellent. Perhaps put them all together as a downloadable mini ebook?

  • Comment on: Why is it so hard to fill community nursing posts?

    MR D KIY's comment 5 August, 2017 8:50 am

    I started my nursing training as I want to be a district nurse. I am/was working/volunteering in a variety of community roles: in a community pharmacy and as a community first responder. My community placement was some how just in a different part of the hospital: the clinical research facility. I still want to be a community nurse, but am going to have to arrange my own district nursing experience. My main frustration with my course is that for many of us it is entirely hospital based. Only about half of the students in my group will get to do a proper community placement and even then it is only five weeks. The university and hospital couldn't care any less, about students who want to begin their careers in community nursing.

  • Comment on: Workforce crisis warning ahead of bursary debate

    MR D KIY's comment 5 May, 2016 7:52 am

    One small correction, as far as I know pharmacy students don't get bursaries at present anyway. In fact, there are too many pharmacy graduates and not enough jobs. With their own funding cuts due later this year there will be even more unemployed pharmacists.

    I'm in the process of applying for a bursary now, but as I took work overseas during the recession, it was that or benefits, there is some uncertainty as to whether I'll get one. Without it I won't be doing the course. These loans are basically a £50,000 plus lifetime pay cut for nurses, I'd be happy to bet that MPs get another pay rise at some point in the near future. With London houses prices rising by £200 a day there will be an even bigger shortage in the capital as nurses won't be able to afford to live there. That's not good for patient care.