Ah, political parties. I see. Tories definitely state oftenthey want “market forces” ( though it seems to me, not if they need to reward/incentivise/recruit/retain workers and this was my point) Labour, well, I don’t speak for them either but if we want more nurses then they too should have addressed this, yes.
Both parties. Labour/Conservative. (In response to your Tories want to run it via market forces). It is clear that both want fees to remain. I feel the political argument in the thread isn't relevant.
Again, I’m not following, sorry. when you say both parties, it’s not clear to me how student nurses or nursing bodies can do much to reduce their fees. Other than vote with their feet, which they have.
I feel the tuition fees should be adjusted to incentivise areas of labour shortages. Also feel both parties have had ample opportunity since 1998 to scrap/reduce fees as well.
Re nurses trained by student loan. not entirely opposed to some small amount of of this, however we have only ourselves to blame if we end up with a nurse shortage. Oh, wait.