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Vince_1109

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  • Comment on: 'Students deserve an apology for bursary mess'

    Vince_1109's comment 16 November, 2012 4:31 am

    The phone call, that I actually received this time, after being told repeatedly I would be contacted and getting nothing - stated that I would receive my FULL bursary earlier this week. The guy that called me said that the degree applications had been closed and the diploma application had been approved. You know, the application that should have been closed in July, when I called the NHS Bursary team and was told the degree applications would be closed and that I should make a diploma application - which I was told would take 10-20 days to process.
    Today I have again received the wrong bursary payment.

    Do you think this is acceptable?
    Because I do not.
    I think this is a joke.

    As instructed I changed my application to diploma back in July and was told this would take 10-20 days to process.

    The details on my BOSS account clearly state, have done for the past couple of months, that I am a Diploma Mental Health Nursing student. This means that I am entitled to the full non-income assessed bursary. Yet I am still not receiving the full non-income assessed bursary. Why is this?

    We are now in November.

    July 20th - I noticed my BOSS system payment schedule detailed the incorrect amount - Amended application under NHS BSA and UoN instruction. I was told by the NHS BSA that the two prior degree applications would be closed, as these were incorrect, and the new, corrected, diploma application would take 10-20 days to process.

    Sept 3rd - I E-mailed the NHS BSA regarding the fact that whilst my details had been updated I had still not been informed that the amended application had been processed. BOSS now showed my correct details but no payment schedule.

    Sept 13 - I was told by NHS BSA that the account had been referred to the correct department to be processed - direct quote from the e-mail “I can confirm you will receive payment for September based on last year's bursary award until your application is fully processed”

    Sept 23rd - I e-mailed the NHS BSA to inform that them that I had not received the same non-income assessed bursary payment that I had been receiving in year one of my course.

    October 9th - I received an e-mail stating that my query had been referred to an assessment centre

    October 19th - I received the incorrect amount of bursary again, I e-mailed the NHS BSA team regarding this and also pointed out that despite my previous efforts to make contact I have yet to receive any reply regarding the processing of my bursary application, from back in July.

    October 25th - I received an e-mail stating that my details had been forward to the bursary processing team for an urgent response and that I would receive an e-mail from within 48 hours

    November 1st - I replied the 25th October e-mail explaining that I am still yet to receive any information regarding my amended bursary application from July. I still have not received the correct bursary payment. Nor have I received the e-mail I was told I would receive within 48 hours.

    November 5th - Another fob off. Despite asking for the phone number and/or e-mail for the correct department to contact - the one which I am told - every time I e-mail the NHS BSA - will be contacting me after having my e-mail referred to them - the NHS BSA facebook said I could not have the phone number because they only use e-mails and ignored my request for the e-mail.

    November 5th - I received an e-mail telling me that I had replied to the bursary three times. This I already knew and had mentioned on July 20th. I had already mentioned on July 20th (and most subsequent e-mails) that I applied for the diploma under the instruction of the NHS Bursary team after making a phone call and that I was told on this phone call (in July) the degree applications would be closed and that the diploma application would take 10-20 days to process.

    November 6th - I received an e-mail telling me the processing team would contact me within 24 hours.

    November 7th - Actually received the promised contact this time. The member of the processing team restated that I applied three times and that a degree application was still open - as if this was my mistake. This is a mistake that you should have corrected immediately when I made my application. You had the opportunity to correct this mistake when I rang the NHS Bursary team and was told that this mistake would be corrected in mid July. You have also had the opportunity to correct this mistake, when I pointed it on in my e-mail on July 20th and every single time since then that I have e-mailed the NHS Bursary team and pointed out that something has gone wrong.
    I was told that the diploma application was approved and being processed and that I would receive the full bursary and back payments this month

    November - 16th I received the incorrect bursary amount again. I am still receive the degree bursary that never should have been receiving. The incorrect bursary amount that should have been corrected by mid August at the latest. It’s the end of November.

    BOSS still shows no payment schedule.

    Something is very wrong with this.

    You have failed to process my application.

    You did not inform me that you had failed to process the application.

    You have failed to inform my of why you have failed to process the application.

    You have failed to inform me of when the application will be processed.

    You have told me numerous times that I will be contacted regarding these questions and have failed to follow up with the actual promised contact.

    You finally delivered on the promised contact, but it appears everything that was said in this contact was false. Everything claimed to have been sorted out has not been sorted. I am still receiving the incorrect bursary. I did not receive a back payment. This has been entirely useless.

  • Comment on: Bursary crisis for thousands of student nurses

    Vince_1109's comment 16 November, 2012 4:31 am

    The phone call, that I actually received this time, after being told repeatedly I would be contacted and getting nothing - stated that I would receive my FULL bursary earlier this week. The guy that called me said that the degree applications had been closed and the diploma application had been approved. You know, the application that should have been closed in July, when I called the NHS Bursary team and was told the degree applications would be closed and that I should make a diploma application - which I was told would take 10-20 days to process.
    Today I have again received the wrong bursary payment.

    Do you think this is acceptable?
    Because I do not.
    I think this is a joke.

    As instructed I changed my application to diploma back in July and was told this would take 10-20 days to process.

    The details on my BOSS account clearly state, have done for the past couple of months, that I am a Diploma Mental Health Nursing student. This means that I am entitled to the full non-income assessed bursary. Yet I am still not receiving the full non-income assessed bursary. Why is this?

    We are now in November.

    July 20th - I noticed my BOSS system payment schedule detailed the incorrect amount - Amended application under NHS BSA and UoN instruction. I was told by the NHS BSA that the two prior degree applications would be closed, as these were incorrect, and the new, corrected, diploma application would take 10-20 days to process.

    Sept 3rd - I E-mailed the NHS BSA regarding the fact that whilst my details had been updated I had still not been informed that the amended application had been processed. BOSS now showed my correct details but no payment schedule.

    Sept 13 - I was told by NHS BSA that the account had been referred to the correct department to be processed - direct quote from the e-mail “I can confirm you will receive payment for September based on last year's bursary award until your application is fully processed”

    Sept 23rd - I e-mailed the NHS BSA to inform that them that I had not received the same non-income assessed bursary payment that I had been receiving in year one of my course.

    October 9th - I received an e-mail stating that my query had been referred to an assessment centre

    October 19th - I received the incorrect amount of bursary again, I e-mailed the NHS BSA team regarding this and also pointed out that despite my previous efforts to make contact I have yet to receive any reply regarding the processing of my bursary application, from back in July.

    October 25th - I received an e-mail stating that my details had been forward to the bursary processing team for an urgent response and that I would receive an e-mail from within 48 hours

    November 1st - I replied the 25th October e-mail explaining that I am still yet to receive any information regarding my amended bursary application from July. I still have not received the correct bursary payment. Nor have I received the e-mail I was told I would receive within 48 hours.

    November 5th - Another fob off. Despite asking for the phone number and/or e-mail for the correct department to contact - the one which I am told - every time I e-mail the NHS BSA - will be contacting me after having my e-mail referred to them - the NHS BSA facebook said I could not have the phone number because they only use e-mails and ignored my request for the e-mail.

    November 5th - I received an e-mail telling me that I had replied to the bursary three times. This I already knew and had mentioned on July 20th. I had already mentioned on July 20th (and most subsequent e-mails) that I applied for the diploma under the instruction of the NHS Bursary team after making a phone call and that I was told on this phone call (in July) the degree applications would be closed and that the diploma application would take 10-20 days to process.

    November 6th - I received an e-mail telling me the processing team would contact me within 24 hours.

    November 7th - Actually received the promised contact this time. The member of the processing team restated that I applied three times and that a degree application was still open - as if this was my mistake. This is a mistake that you should have corrected immediately when I made my application. You had the opportunity to correct this mistake when I rang the NHS Bursary team and was told that this mistake would be corrected in mid July. You have also had the opportunity to correct this mistake, when I pointed it on in my e-mail on July 20th and every single time since then that I have e-mailed the NHS Bursary team and pointed out that something has gone wrong.
    I was told that the diploma application was approved and being processed and that I would receive the full bursary and back payments this month

    November - 16th I received the incorrect bursary amount again. I am still receive the degree bursary that never should have been receiving. The incorrect bursary amount that should have been corrected by mid August at the latest. It’s the end of November.

    BOSS still shows no payment schedule.

    Something is very wrong with this.

    You have failed to process my application.

    You did not inform me that you had failed to process the application.

    You have failed to inform my of why you have failed to process the application.

    You have failed to inform me of when the application will be processed.

    You have told me numerous times that I will be contacted regarding these questions and have failed to follow up with the actual promised contact.

    You finally delivered on the promised contact, but it appears everything that was said in this contact was false. Everything claimed to have been sorted out has not been sorted. I am still receiving the incorrect bursary. I did not receive a back payment. This has been entirely useless.

  • Comment on: Bursary crisis for thousands of student nurses

    Vince_1109's comment 16 November, 2012 4:29 am

    Dear NHS BSA team,

    The phone call, that I actually received this time, after being told repeatedly I would be contacted and getting nothing - stated that I would receive my FULL bursary earlier this week. The guy that called me said that the degree applications had been closed and the diploma application had been approved. You know, the application that should have been closed in July, when I called the NHS Bursary team and was told the diploma applications would be closed and that I should make a degree application - which I was told would take 10-20 days to process.
    Today I have again received the wrong bursary payment.

    Do you think this is acceptable?
    Because I do not.
    I think this is a joke.

    As instructed I changed my application to diploma back in July and was told this would take 10-20 days to process.

    The details on my BOSS account clearly state, have done for the past couple of months, that I am a Diploma Mental Health Nursing student. This means that I am entitled to the full non-income assessed bursary. Yet I am still not receiving the full non-income assessed bursary. Why is this?

    We are now in November.

    July 20th - I noticed my BOSS system payment schedule detailed the incorrect amount - Amended application under NHS BSA and UoN instruction. I was told by the NHS BSA that the two prior degree applications would be closed, as these were incorrect, and the new, corrected, diploma application would take 10-20 days to process.

    Sept 3rd - I E-mailed the NHS BSA regarding the fact that whilst my details had been updated I had still not been informed that the amended application had been processed. BOSS now showed my correct details but no payment schedule.

    Sept 13 - I was told by NHS BSA that the account had been referred to the correct department to be processed - direct quote from the e-mail “I can confirm you will receive payment for September based on last year's bursary award until your application is fully processed”

    Sept 23rd - I e-mailed the NHS BSA to inform that them that I had not received the same non-income assessed bursary payment that I had been receiving in year one of my course.

    October 9th - I received an e-mail stating that my query had been referred to an assessment centre

    October 19th - I received the incorrect amount of bursary again, I e-mailed the NHS BSA team regarding this and also pointed out that despite my previous efforts to make contact I have yet to receive any reply regarding the processing of my bursary application, from back in July.

    October 25th - I received an e-mail stating that my details had been forward to the bursary processing team for an urgent response and that I would receive an e-mail from within 48 hours

    November 1st - I replied the 25th October e-mail explaining that I am still yet to receive any information regarding my amended bursary application from July. I still have not received the correct bursary payment. Nor have I received the e-mail I was told I would receive within 48 hours.

    November 5th - Another fob off. Despite asking for the phone number and/or e-mail for the correct department to contact - the one which I am told - every time I e-mail the NHS BSA - will be contacting me after having my e-mail referred to them - the NHS BSA facebook said I could not have the phone number because they only use e-mails and ignored my request for the e-mail.

    November 5th - I received an e-mail telling me that I had replied to the bursary three times. This I already knew and had mentioned on July 20th. I had already mentioned on July 20th (and most subsequent e-mails) that I applied for the diploma under the instruction of the NHS Bursary team after making a phone call and that I was told on this phone call (in July) the degree applications would be closed and that the diploma application would take 10-20 days to process.

    November 6th - I received an e-mail telling me the processing team would contact me within 24 hours.

    November 7th - Actually received the promised contact this time. The member of the processing team restated that I applied three times and that a degree application was still open - as if this was my mistake. This is a mistake that you should have corrected immediately when I made my application. You had the opportunity to correct this mistake when I rang the NHS Bursary team and was told that this mistake would be corrected in mid July. You have also had the opportunity to correct this mistake, when I pointed it on in my e-mail on July 20th and every single time since then that I have e-mailed the NHS Bursary team and pointed out that something has gone wrong.
    I was told that the diploma application was approved and being processed and that I would receive the full bursary and back payments this month

    November - 16th I received the incorrect bursary amount again. I am still receive the degree bursary that never should have been receiving. The incorrect bursary amount that should have been corrected by mid August at the latest. It’s the end of November.

    BOSS still shows no payment schedule.

    Something is very wrong with this.

    You have failed to process my application.

    You did not inform me that you had failed to process the application.

    You have failed to inform my of why you have failed to process the application.

    You have failed to inform me of when the application will be processed.

    You have told me numerous times that I will be contacted regarding these questions and have failed to follow up with the actual promised contact.

    You finally delivered on the promised contact, but it appears everything that was said in this contact was false. Everything claimed to have been sorted out has not been sorted. I am still receiving the incorrect bursary. I did not receive a back payment. This has been entirely useless.

  • Comment on: 'If only a rub down with rose petals could cure ill health'

    Vince_1109's comment 26 November, 2011 1:06 am

    It's about time something like this was said.
    Well put.

  • Comment on: Nurses 'best placed' to aid understanding of complementary medicine

    Vince_1109's comment 9 November, 2011 7:42 pm

    "This is also demonstrated wonderfully by people such as E Ernst who refuse to explore any approach that does not confirm their own frame of reference. "

    E Ernst worked in a homeopathic hospital for a number of years. He worked in Germany were homeopathy is much more prevalent. He was a major proponent of alternative medicine for a number of years. If you read his research in the distant past he was very 'soft' on his analysis and interpretation of the results of some of his studies on alternative medicines during that period he is guilty of saying similar things as 'it doesn't conform to an orthodox frame of reference' and other 'special pleading' arguments which he is so against now.
    It was his mission to test and prove alternative medicines and the experience of consistently finding negative results which eventually disproved his previous belief in alternative medicine. His own research did not confirm his previous beliefs and so he had to change them. This lead to the Alternative and Complementary Handbook which he wrote...and later as he become an ever more outspoken skeptic to write 'Trick Or Treatment: Alternative Medicines on Trail' with Simon Singh.
    E Ernst is the perfect example of someone who confronted the evidence about his beliefs, was humbled and had to change his mind.

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