“I will not have it.” said Tim, saying that the Tories treat nurses like dirt.
He was talking to the Royal College of Nursing conference.
Watch this clip here:
He told them:
The Government’s decision to abandon bursaries for nursing students was clearly wrong.
The evidence has shown a drastic fall in the number of people applying to study nursing following this dangerously short-sighted cut.
We should be supporting more people into these vital professions – but instead this Government are putting up greater barriers.
The Liberal Democrats are proud that we are committing to support nurses, midwives and other NHS professionals, not only by reinstating the bursary but by ending the cap on public sector pay rises and giving our NHS the extra money it needs over the next Parliament, which will reduce pressures on our hardworking staff.
* Caron Lindsay is Editor of Liberal Democrat Voice and blogs at Caron's Musings