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‘I’m not comfortable with the planned placement walk-out’

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Can you advise this student nurse?

“I’m as angry as anyone about the plans to stop the student nurse bursary, but the idea of walking out of placement just doesn’t make sense to me.

“For a start, we’re not counted in the numbers so in theory it won’t make any difference. And we’re there to learn – walking about just means we have an hour less time to do so!

“Some of my friends are ridiculously excited about it and think I’m burying my head in the sand by saying I’m not going to do it. But I can’t even imagine telling my mentor that I plan to go on strike!

“If anyone can explain it me why this is a good idea I honestly would love to hear it, all I’m getting from anyone at the moment is ‘solidarity with junior doctors’.”

- Sarah, Newcastle


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  • Totally agree. There has to be another way to show your anger at the proposal. Not everyone will be on shift on Wednesday anyway or we could be on nights.

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