Every time there is a general election every party wants to increase the amount of Doctors and Nurses in the NHS. But when you see the overwork, lack of respect and strain the NHS is under why would anyone want to wok for the NHS? How do we encourage school leavers and career changers to work in health and social care when conditions are like they are?
Properly fund the NHS! Student nurses need their burseries back but also we need more apprenticeship schemes. Nursing is a vocation and there may be some really good people out there that just aren't academicly minded. We need to do more in schools to encourage the NHS as a career, especially in poorer areas.
Also, could there be an incentive to medical schools to take students from state schools?
Andy Burnham has offered free nurse training in Greater Manchester as long as you work in the area for a set period of time - couldn't that be extended to other areas?