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Student nurses on Covid placements in UK call for return of paid NHS contracts

Scheme for final-year students ended in September, but many are being drafted in for second wave

Student nurses are calling for paid contracts to be reinstated for those on placement in hospitals in the UK, saying they feel “forgotten about” during the second wave of Covid-19.

In March, final-year student nurses in the last six months of their degree were offered the option to join the NHS workforce under paid contracts. Other final year students and those in second year could also opt in for paid clinical work.

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