The RCN has Written to Political Leaders in an Attempt to Demand Urgent Funding

It doesn’t matter which political party gets through because the next government do need to announce some kind of funding package for the budget. This will help to attract way more students and it would also help those who want to try and pursue nursing degrees as well. The RCN party leaders are trying to stress the urgency of what’s happening right now, and they have a five-week window to apply for any courses that start next September. This is especially interesting for those who work in a nursing recruitment agency or even nurse agency representatives.

Figures have shown that last week, applications for those who want to study nursing have dropped by well over 25%. This is ever since the bursary that was designed to cover tuition fees and living costs dropped. There are 43,500 vacant posts right now in the NHS and the staffing crisis cannot be resolved in any way unless the decline in numbers is reversed.

In England, the total amount of government investment needs to be around £1 billion. Pledges to try and increase the number of registered nurses need to attract more nurses immediately as this is the only way that they are ever going to begin their education.

It doesn’t matter which government is going to be leading the next few years and it doesn’t matter what happens next either because decisive action needs to be taken because if it isn’t then nobody is going to have a fighting chance of ending the nursing shortage. The letter was sent to all of the parties who were running but that being said, now the Conservatives are in power, it’s unknown whether anything will be truly done about the current situation.

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