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)
Ensure student nurses and midwives are paid for working during Covid-19
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.
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.
If you want to sign this petition (as opposed to merely discuss it), you need to do that on the government's e-Petitions website.
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