New Grant Available For Nursing Students
Boris Johnson showcases his intent in strengthening the NHS with a new grant available to nursing students of at least £5,000 starting this year.
He made this pledge in the conservative manifesto as part of efforts to reverse the policies by the Conservative party which led to the declining number of prospective nurses. The Prime Minister has pledged that the funding will return in the coming academic year, and will be available to all new and existing degree-level nursing, midwifery and allied health students beginning from September 2020.
This financial aid is part of the Prime Minister’s pledge to increase the number of nurses in the NHS by 50,000 in the next 5 years. As part of this attempt, nursing students will receive £5,000 per year, with an addition £3,000 available if they are:
- Enrolled in specialist disciplines with poor recruitment rates including mental health
- In need of an additional childcare allowance, other than the £1,000 already available
- From areas of the country with a lower uptake rate for nursing, midwifery and allied health courses over the past year
Eligible students will have the opportunity to receive up to £8,000 a year in financial aid while all students will receive at least £5,000 starting from this year. It is important to note that this funding will not need to be repaid by the recipients, and that students who receive this funding will also be able to access additional funding for tuition and maintenance loans from the Student Loans Company.
Further details on the grant and how to apply can be found on the .Gov website
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