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New funding and support measures announced for nursing students

22nd July 2016

The government has announced a number of new measures to support nursing, midwifery and allied health professional students in completing their courses.

Following a recent consultation, the Department of Health has agreed to introduce new support for childcare costs, with an additional payment of 1,000 pounds each year for students with child dependents.

Travel and dual accommodation support measures will also be introduced, alongside a tuition and maintenance bursary to meet the full costs of postgraduate courses, starting in 2017-18.

Other steps that will be taken include exceptional hardship grants, funding for a capped number of dental hygiene and dental therapy students on the 2017-18 cohort, and support for those taking second undergraduate degrees.

Health minister Philip Dunne said: "We've listened to feedback from the consultation and as a result will provide extra funding to help cover additional expenses like travel and more support for students with children."

The Royal College of Nursing responded to the announcement by welcoming some of the concessions made, but nevertheless saying it retains concerns about the overall aim of replacing student bursaries with a loan system in England.ADNFCR-8000103-ID-801822308-ADNFCR

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