I know that across Broxtowe we are extremely grateful to the nursing students who stepped in to support the national effort to combat coronavirus
As part of the response to Covid-19, nurses and midwives completing placements during their training have been paid, a set up which is in place until the end of the summer. NHS England has been provided with the funding for student salaries as part of the Government's response to Covid-19.
By the end of July, most final year students can qualify as registered nurses and start full-time work, which will increase their pay. Those with hours remaining to complete will be paid until September. Second-year students will return to complete their qualifications so that they can qualify as quickly as possible.
I understand that the Chief Nurse made clear to students signing up for paid placements that these arrangements would need to come to an end at an appropriate point so that students could return to complete their registered nursing qualifications.
Student nurses have been vital during the pandemic, and I am extremely grateful for their hard work.