Nurses: Training

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd February 2018.

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Photo of Grant Shapps Grant Shapps Conservative, Welwyn Hatfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what recent steps the Government has taken financially to assist people who are seeking to train as a nurse.

Photo of Steve Barclay Steve Barclay Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

A number of provisions are available to support pre-registration nursing, midwifery and allied health profession students. These include child dependants allowance, travel and dual accommodation support and, in eligible cases, an exceptional hardship fund. Allowing students to access the student loans system also enables them to be up to 25% better off while they study than under the previous funding system.

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