We are at a crossroads. Three recent Government announcements threaten to have a profound effect on nursing for years to come.
First, Chancellor George Osborne announced in the Comprehensive Spending Review, the removal of student nurse funding in England.
Then the Health Minister, Ben Gummer, unveiled plans to create a new nursing associate role.
And now we are awaiting more information on the introduction of a new system of apprenticeship leading to nursing registration.
Though seemingly separate and distinct proposals, they are all pieces of the same jigsaw.
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