Student nurses, midwives and medical students joined the frontline in mid-April as part of the national effort to tackle Covid-19. They were paid to carry out this work.
However, reports have recently emerged that student nurses will have their placements cut short. This could leave some facing financial hardship as many turned away other part-time jobs to work on the frontline.
Today, Munira asked Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether this was the case. You can watch the video below:
Following the answer from Matt Hancock, Munira said:
“Student nurses, midwives and other medical students have been working incredibly hard on the frontline tackling Covid-19. I was very concerned by the reports that suggested their placements could be cut short.
This would have left many facing hardship. Had this been true, it would have been utterly unacceptable for them to have been treated in this way.
However, I am delighted that Matt Hancock confirmed they are not being made redundant. The Government now needs to work quickly to communicate this to all those who are worried.”