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Investing in nursing higher education in England

Published Monday, November 19, 2018

This House of Commons Library debate pack briefing has been prepared in advance of a debate entitled “Investing in nursing higher education in England”. This will be led by Ms Eleanor Smith MP and will take place in Westminster Hall on Wednesday 21st November from 2.30pm.

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This briefing contains background information, relevant parliamentary and press material, and well as suggested further reading which Members may find useful when preparing for this debate.

Since August 2017 students taking nursing degrees in England have been funded in the same way as other higher education students via a package of loans for tuition fees and maintenance. Previously nursing students and other students on healthcare courses were funded by NHS bursaries. This change has been controversial and has impacted on applications to nursing courses. 

Commons Debate packs CDP-2018-0252

Authors: Andrew Mackley; Susan Hubble; Paul Bolton; Selena Steele

Topics: Health education and preventive medicine, Health staff and professions, Higher education, Students

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