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Ensure student nurses and midwives are paid for working during Covid-19

Submitted by Janah Rehman on Tuesday 3rd November 2020

Published on Wednesday 11th November 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Tuesday 11th May 2021

Current Signatures: 7,138
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Capacity ~ Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ Friends ~ Government ~ Lockdown ~ National Lockdown ~ NHS ~ NHS staff ~ Nurses ~ testing ~ The Government ~ The NHS ~ Universities

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Ensure student nurses and midwives are paid for working during Covid-19

Petition Details

The Government needs to ensure healthcare students that are placing themselves at risk on the frontline of the NHS are fairly remunerated. Students are also not expressly included in the Coronavirus Life Assurance Scheme and no longer have the choice to opt-out of practice.

Additional Information

We are now in a second national lockdown, despite this universities have remained open and healthcare students are continuing on placement as normal. Students are unable to see their families or friends and are working for free during a global pandemic. We are working with patients with unknown covid status due to a lack of capacity for isolation rooms and inpatient testing. We have none of the financial protections created for NHS staff. We deserve better.


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