New consultation in reforming healthcare education funding


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As the Government launches its consultation today on how changes to funding for nurse, midwife and allied health professional degree places can be implemented, UA policy officer Tom Frostick writes for Wonkhe about the implications this could have for our health ecosystem.

In his blog, Unanswered questions about the government’s changes to health education, Tom asks what do these proposals mean for student access and workforce planning?

The Government confirmed in the Autumn Statement that from 2017/18 there will be no more bursaries for students in the non-medical health professions – they will receive a loan instead. The cap on numbers will also be lifted.

We recently published a report on the role our universities play in building healthy cities – including training and educating the health workforce of tomorrow and making significant contributions in healthy policy and planning. You can read our report, Building healthy cities: the role of universities in the health ecosystem, here.

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