Tories To Solve Nursing Shortage By Expecting Students To Pay £30k To Train!

"From the Royal College of Nursing yesterday: The Conservative Party general election manifesto promises £5,000 maintenance grants for nursing students and a 50,000 increase in the number of NHS nurses in England by 2025. The party will not reinstate the nursing bursary, meaning students would still have to pay their tuition fees, which are currently capped at £9,250 a year."

Also, it is understood that the 50,000 more nurses figure alleged by Tory politicians somehow magically includes 19,000 existing nurses whom they hope to persuade not to leave NHS England! On what basis can they be counted as "new" nurses?