Chiropody: Training

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 29th March 2018.

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Photo of Derek Thomas Derek Thomas Conservative, St Ives

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what assessment his Department has made of the effect of removing bursaries on the number of students studying podiatry in 2018.

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

The Department is not responsible for collecting data on the number of applications to study podiatry courses.

The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service publishes data on the number of applications to full-time undergraduate courses. Further information and links to 2017 and 2018 application cycle data are available at the following link:

https://www.ucas.com/corporate/data-and-analysis

The Department is working with relevant bodies across health and education to monitor the effects of the broader healthcare funding reforms and, as part of this, plans to publish an update, in autumn 2018, following the closure of the 2017/18 application cycle.

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