NHS Bursary for Scottish Paramedic Students

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Sarah Arthur
1 week ago
Essential staff - we need more in training now. From a busy GP in overstretched NHS

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Gaynor Martin
Nov 25, 2020
Because they should be treated same as nurses and midwives.Highly skilled job .

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Bev Kirkcaldy
Nov 24, 2020
My daughter would like to be a paramedic when she leave school.

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Mary McGhee
Nov 18, 2020
Paramedics are highly trained NHS employees. They are invaluable and often first contact in an emergency. A grant similar to nursing staff's would encourage more people to train for this worthwhile career.

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Judith Clark
Nov 5, 2020
You guys are amazing. Love to u all

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sarah McIntosh
Nov 1, 2020
They deserve to be treated the same as nursing students, training & studying on the job is NOT easy!

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Kevin Gallacher
Oct 26, 2020
It would help and mean so much to loads of people out there, it's only right that everyone is treated the same

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Norman Bartonowicz
Oct 22, 2020
These caring people should not be punished by Govt Cuts

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marion fairgrieve
Oct 21, 2020
Paramedics do an amazing job

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Colin Wilson
Oct 21, 2020
In my opinion, Paramedics are a vital link in the healthcare system and the fact that in order to qualify as a Paramedic is now a full University Degree Course is a validation of their importance of this role.
Since paramedic students are required to complete full University coursework and on the job placements, just as nursing and midwifery students do as part of the degree course, then I strongly feel that they should be paid the same bursary amount per year as nursing and midwifery students.
The importance of the role that Paramedics play within the healthcare system in Scotland should not be underestimated. This is a highly skilled job and the students should be helped in every way possible to succeed in qualifying without the added stress of struggling to pay their way through University.