Andrew has written to health secretary Jeane Freeman calling for insurance cover to be put in place by the SNP, Scottish Government. It would allow North-East healthcare students to can continue their studies.
A group of 17 studying care and administrative practice at Nescol have been told they cannot undertake practical work in the workplace because funding for coronavirus-related life insurance has not been made available to them by the Scottish Government.
"These students are in limbo.
"And if this decision shuts down career opportunities for even one North East nurse, that’s unacceptable.
"We all stood and clapped for the NHS during lockdown because of the invaluable contribution its people make to our safety.
"It’s time the SNP government showed that hasn’t been forgotten, with fairness and support for the nurses and midwives of tomorrow.”
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