I AGREE with former lecturer and tutor Peter Kemp’s view of why the NHS is short of 42,000 nurses (Letters). A huge number have been excluded because they lack the degree entry qualifications together with those who can’t afford the fees after the removal of the bursary.
Many potential nurses are older women who wish to join the profession after raising their families, but too many obstacles have been put in their way.
We need nurses trained in what might be considered an old-fashioned way. I qualified in 1974, am still working and, frankly, I am shocked and horrified at some of the nursing I witness today
Jo HoWE, Lee-on-the-Solent, Hants.