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Will the advantages of this change outweigh the disadvantages (especially for the students building up debt)?

Following a consultation on reforms to the education funding for nursing, midwifery & allied health professional (AHP) students, the government has set out its plans to keep healthcare courses accessible for all.

Currently, two thirds of people who apply to become a nurse aren’t accepted for training - we are committed to plans which could mean up to 10,000 more home-grown nurses, midwives and allied health professionals by the end of this parliament, with those in training getting around 25% more financial support while they study.

We’ve listened to feedback from the consultation and as a result will provide extra funding to help cover additional expenses like travel and more support for students with children.  We will work with the RCN and other partners in taking this forward.

Researched Links:

DH:  Plans for changing healthcare education funding

Civitas:  End the limit on medical training places to reduce dependency on overseas doctors

Civitas:  Limits on nurse training numbers should be scrapped

No coherent attempt to assess headcount implications of 7-day NHS

Number of nurse training places in Wales to increase by 10% in £85m Welsh Government investment

Creating a modern nursing workforce

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