Physician Associates: Training

Department of Health written question – answered on 19th December 2016.

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Photo of Sarah Wollaston Sarah Wollaston Chair, Health and Social Care Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if he will publish the funding provided through Health Education England for the training in NHS providers of Physician Associate students for each programme supported per student (a) per year and (b) over the course of the training.

Photo of Philip Dunne Philip Dunne The Minister of State, Department of Health

The total funding provided by Health Education England for the training of Physician Associate students for each programme supported is:

- £15,655 per student per year; and

- £31,310 per student over the duration of the two year course.

The cost per student consists of tuition, maintenance and clinical placement funding as outlined in the table below.

Clinical Placement

Tuition

Maintenance

Cost per student

£2,156

£7,310

£6,189

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