Petition Pay health care students for placement hours.
Pay a basic living wage to healthcare students who have to do 37.5 hours on placement. Students should receive a fair wage to help support them during their studies as part time work is not always an option and so money is very tight.
Healthcare students who started in September 2017 do not receive a bursary. We have to do 23000 hours over 3 years and work 37.5 hours a week during our placements with no pay which is basically free labour. It is very hard to keep a healthy lifestyle, do our placements, keep a part time job and complete university work. Trainee nurse associates are being paid at a band 3 rate and so why can't health care students receive the same?
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