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Health Professions: Training

Question for Department of Health

UIN 40275, tabled on 13 June 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many students on (a) nursing, (b) midwifery and (c) Allied Health Professional courses benefitted from the NHS Bursary maternity award in the last five years for which figures are available.

Answered on

27 June 2016

The following table shows the number of students on nursing, midwifery and Allied Health Professional courses who were in receipt of the NHS Bursary maternity award in each of the last three academic years and those who have subsequently returned to their studies following a period of maternity leave. Information prior to 2013/14 is not available.

Academic Year1

Professional Group

Students in receipt of the NHS Bursary maternity award

Students returning from a period of maternity leave

2013/14

Allied Health Professional

55

49

Midwifery

99

92

Nursing

633

558

2013/14 Total

787

699

2014/15

Allied Health Professional

50

40

Midwifery

80

56

Nursing

581

444

2014/15 Total2

711

540

2015/16

Allied Health Professional

56

6

Midwifery

72

4

Nursing

473

59

2015/16 Total2

601

69

Grand Total

2,528

1,702

Source: NHS Business Services Authority

Notes

1 Standard academic year (i.e. September to the following August)

2 The count for these academic years is as at 14 June 2016. There are likely to be further students who commence, or return from a period of maternity leave after this date

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