Nurses: Students

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 8th July 2020.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Shadow Minister (Health and Social Care)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, with reference to the announcement of 18 December 2019 that all nursing students on courses from September 2020 will receive a payment of at least £5,000 a year which they will not need to pay back, when (a) further details on that funding will be published and (b) the application process will open.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Holding answer received on 06 July 2020

The Department published the ‘NHS financial support for health students (4th edition) NHS Learning Support Fund’ on 29 June. This can be found at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/learning-support-fund-4th-edition

The NHS Business Services Authority is administering the new maintenance grant on behalf of the Department. Students have been able to register online for an account and apply since 1 July 2020. More information is available at the following link:

https://www.nhsbsa.nhs.uk/learning-support-fund

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