NHS: Students

Health written question – answered on 21st May 2008.

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Photo of Gisela Stuart Gisela Stuart Labour, Birmingham, Edgbaston

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS student bursaries have been granted in the last five years; how many were granted to students from outside the EU; and how many people in receipt of such grants are working within the NHS.

Photo of Ann Keen Ann Keen Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Health Services), Department of Health

The number of national health service bursary holders for the academic years 2002 to 2007 (to date) are as follows:

2002 78,958
2003 84,467
2004 88,577
2005 91,597
2006 92,562
2007 87,800

National Health Service Business Services Authority Student Bursaries Unit.

Information about bursaries granted to students outside the European Union is not available. However, in order to be eligible for NHS bursary support, students offered a place on a NHS commissioned programme must be able to satisfy requirements of residency within the United Kingdom.

Information about how many people in receipt of NHS bursary awards are working in the NHS is not available.

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