Lost nurses

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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.

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