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Gallery: Nursing bursary protest march

Gallery: Nursing bursary protest march

Opponents of plans to replace the bursary with a loan marched in solidarity with the students who will be worst affected by the change.

The latest protest march, led by the NHS Bursary Cuts Forum and supported by the RCN, Unite and Unison, was held in London on Saturday. The marchers staged a rally outside the Department of Health in Whitehall, at which guest speakers, including RCN president Cecilia Anim and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, backed the bursary.

A consultation over the proposal, which runs until June 30, asks only how – not if – it should be implemented. A petition on change.org started by march organiser and King’s College London nursing student Danielle Tiplady has more than 100,000 signatures.

Photos: Grant Humphreys

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